Friday, 29 December 2017

Review Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles #3) by Sarah Andersen

Sarah's Scribbles,  Goodreads Choice Award for 2016:  Best Graphic Novels & Comics

". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … "
--The Huffington Post

Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. 

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I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an arc copy of Herding Cats! This is one of my most anticipated releases of 2018 and I am so happy to have had to chance to read it in advance!

The first thing you need to know about this review is the fact that I'm a huge "Sarah Scribbles" fan! I have read and loved her two previous volumes and Herding Cats is no exception!

Why do I like Sarah Scribbles?

I can recognize myself in quite a lot of her drawings, especially those about reading and buying books, being an introvert and having menstrual cramps. Sarah Andersen's work can be brutally honest but will make you laugh at the same time. It's by far my favourite comic collection and I will continue to read every single one she publishes! 

Herding Cats focusses a bit more on Sarah's life and struggles as an artist. She is honest about how the internet affected her and her work but also knows that the internet has changed. The internet can be a wonderful place but it can also be cruel. As I am not an artist myself, I didn't relate to that part as much, but as a blogger, I could relate in a sense. It took a huge step to start this blog and even though I never had negative remarks, it can sometimes be challenging to put your thoughts out there. (Recent events in the book blogging world have sadly made this abundantly clear).

I obviously had to give Herding Cats 5 out of 5 stars! The collection feels very relatable to me and that's one of its biggest strengths in combination with the fact that it's absolutely hilarious! I will read anything Sarah Andersen publishes in the future and I can't wait to read the next volume. I will also be buying Herding Cats to add to my collection!

Have you read a "Sarah Scribbles" collection or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


  1. Sounds interesting. I haven't heard of Sarah before, but I think this would be a great gift to one of my friends who is a artist herself.

    1. I'm not an artist but I adore "Sarah Scribbles"! I got her second collection for my birthday this year and I loved it!

  2. I really enjoyed the first two books and will certainly buy this one when it's released. I relate to her social anxiety, lack of motivation and book issues!