Friday, January 04, 2008

I Don't Usually Read Graphic Novels

When Graphic Novels Challenge host Dewey first announced this challenge for 2008, she said, "I really hope that some people who don’t usually read graphic novels will consider joining." Since that statement certainly fits me, I decided I ought to take on the challenge!

The requirement is to pick six graphic novels and read them during 2008. There is a challenge blog here. My preliminary picks are as follows:

  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
    This one was the 2007 Printz Award Winner - so I can count it "double".

  • Book Club: An Unshelved Collection
    by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
    I found this comic strip collection on the graphic novels section of my local library and thought it looked perfect for me!

  • Cardcaptor Sakura 1 by Clamp
    My daughters (17yo and almost 12yo) are big fans of Sakura so I thought I ought to check her out.

  • I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason
    I saw this one on Dewey's blog - and since I love time-travel stories, I decided to add it to the list. (In the same post, Dewey also listed Fox Bunny Funny by Andy Hartzell, which also intrigues me.)

  • Fashion Kitty Versus the Fashion Queen
    by Charise Mericle Harper
    The only graphic novel I have ever read before is Fashion Kitty, so I ought to read this sequel, right?

  • Wonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult
    When I discovered that my favorite new-to-me author of 2007 had written a graphic novel - about Wonder Woman, no less! - I had to include it on this list.


  1. This is a challenge I will be passing on. I have NO idea what even makes a "graphic" novel. Interestingly enough though, I have one on my YA challenge list and didn't even know it. :)

  2. Your list of graphic novels is fascinating. I'm in this challenge as well and need to get started!