December’s Book Club pick is On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner.
I’ve decided to add some variety to the Book Club with nonfiction. I’ve had this book on my shelf for a few years now. It was recommended to be by my first creative writing professor. So, I figured it was about time I cracked it open.
This book will probably be most interesting to writers, but behind good writing advice is great life advice. Plus, the forward is by Raymond Carver.
From the back of the book:
On Becoming a Novelist contains the wisdom accumulated during John Gardner’s distinguished twenty-year career as a fiction writer and creative writing teacher. With elegance, humor, and sophistication, Gardner describes the life of a working novelist warns what needs to be guarded against, both from within the writer and from without; and predicts what the writer can reasonably expect and what, in general, he or she cannot.
Let me know if you’re joining this month’s book club.
Next month is the new year! Ah! Have a book you think would be good for January’s Book Club? Lemme know.