Saturday, January 16, 2010

Graphic Novels Challenge

I was wandering around the blogosphere last night looking for some graphic novel recommendations and realized that it has been entirely too long since I've gone on a GN reading binge. I used to read a lot of manga when I worked at a high school, but since being in a middle and elementary school, I haven't had the desire to venture into the graphic world. Which is completely unacceptable! Therefore, I've decided to not only join the Graphic Novels Challenge, but also to set a much higher goal for myself.

I hope to read and review at least 25 graphic novels this year. I plan to read at least 50 because I'm sure I will want to continue series without necessarily reviewing each book. Considering I have 14 checked out right now, I think I can achieve this goal. I just have to make a monthly concerted effort to go to the library and browse the various graphic novel sections. :)

I encourage you all to join! Or at least check out the blog - tons of great resources!

Oh, and I'll record my progress here:
  1. Wonderland by Tommy Kovac and Sonny Liew - review - read 01/16/10
  2. Adventures in Burrwood Forest by John Lechner - review - read 01/19/10
  3. Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation by Tim Hamilton - review - read 01/28/10 
  4. Korgi (Book 1): Sprouting Wings! by Christian Slade - review - read 02/09/10 
  5. Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi - review - read 02/27/10
  6. Amulet: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi - review - read 02/28/10
  7. Chibi Vampire (Volume 1) by Yuna Kagesaki - read 03/14/10
  8. Chibi Vampire (Volume 2) by Yuna Kagesaki - read 03/14/10
  9. Blankets by Craig Thompson - read 04/10/10 
  10. Zeus: King of Gods by George O'Connor - read 04/20/10 
  11. Calamity Jack by Dean and Shannon Hale - read 05/05/10 
  12. Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures by J. Bone and J. Torres - review - read 06/09/10
  13. Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden by J. Bone and J. Torres - review - read 06/09/10
  14. Zoey Zeta and the Sisters of Power: Family Secrets by Robert Simon - review - read 11/06/10
  15. The Adventures of Ook and Gluk by Dav Pilkey - review - read 11/30/10
  16. Amulet: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi - read 12/05/10



Nymeth said...

Good luck with your goal! I look forward to reading your reviews and adding your recommendations to my list :D

Kristi(e) said...

Thanks for the challenge update. I'm so grateful you stumbled upon my blog during Bloggiesta because the two areas I need to beef up on the most (graphic novels and MG fiction) have now crossed my path thanks to you. I can't wait to see what you find next.

NatalieSap said...

Nymeth - Thanks!

Kristi(e) - No problem. I think I've reached my challenge limit for this year, though!

Miss Pippi said...

What fun! Best wishes to you!

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