Here are some books that Ninja Writers are reading this week. Take a look, add some books to your TBR list. Next Tuesday, come on over to our Facebook group and let us know what you’re reading.
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My contribution this week is Truman Capote’s iconic, incredible book of short stories: Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories. I cannot overstate how much I love this book. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, for me, is the ultimate, perfectly written short story (really, a novella.) The movie was my favorite, since I was a teenager, though, and reading the book ruined it for me. It’s THAT good. It’s dark and gorgeous and just perfect. If you haven’t read it, and you have any desire at all to be a writer, I highly recommend reading it as a writer and paying attention to the character development.
I also read Chuck Wendig’s Blackbirds. This one’s interesting. I love Wendig and I read a lot of his writing advice. I don’t think I’ve never read a book written by a man before where the female protagonist feels like a Mary Sue, but Miriam Black feels to me like Wendig, if Wendig was a 22-year-old psychic girl with a trucker’s mouth. The story though, is a lot of fun. I’m excited to keep reading this series. And I’m a little sad that the “soon to be a television series” sticker on the front isn’t actually true anymore.
I’m still making my way through Lisa Cron’s book Story Genius and really loving it. I’m working on the exercises as I go, so it’s taking me some time, but they are REALLY good.
Classic + Literary
Mystery + Thriller
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