2017 10th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga Reading Challenge

gnbuttonThe Graphic Novel & Manga Reading Challenge is a new one to me, but it’s one that really interests me. Details of the challenge can be found HERE.

There are four different levels to choose from, so I have chosen Bronze Age, which is to read 24 of these books during the year. We have a ton of graphic novels on our shelves, many of which I have never read, so I won’t be stuck for choices. Plus, our local library has a good selection. I have never read any Manga before, so I should perhaps check out a few of those as well. I think this should be a fun challenge to participate in.

Here are the books I have completed for this challenge (click the title for my review):

  1. Angel Catbird, Volume 1 – Margaret Atwood, Tamra Bonvillain (Artist), Johnnie Christmas (Artist) (January 2)
  2. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea – Guy Delisle (January 10)
  3. The Case of Alan Turing: The Extraordinary and Tragic Story of the Legendary Codebreaker – Éric Liberge, Arnaud Delalande, David Homel (Translation) (January 25)
  4. Secret Origins, Vol. 1 – Jeff Lemire (Artist), Andrea Sorrentino (Illustrations) + others (February 12)
  5. We Stand On Guard – Brian K. Vaughan, Steve Skroce (artist), Matt Hollingsworth (artist) (February 14)
  6. Han Solo (Star Wars Disney Canon Graphic Novel) – Marjorie M. Liu (Goodreads Author), Mark Brooks (Illustrations) (February 19)
  7. Brain Camp – Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrations) (March 4)
  8. Decelerate Blue – Adam Rapp, Mike Cavallaro (April 16)
  9. Secret Path – Gord Downie, Jeff Lemire (Illustrator) (April 29)
  10. Moby Dick – Christophe Chabouté (Adapter/Illustrations), Herman Melville (April 29)
  11. Paper Girls, Vol. 1 – Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang (Illustrator), Matthew Wilson (Illustrator) (May 11)
  12. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novels Adaptation #1) – Ian Edginton (Adapter), I.N.J. Culbard (Illustrator), Arthur Conan Doyle (May 13)
  13. The Holy North (Black Road #1) – Brian Wood (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Garry Brown (Illustrator), Dave McCaig (Colorist) (May 24)
  14. Boxers (Boxers & Saints #1) – Gene Luen Yang (June 1)
  15. Saints (Boxers & Saints #2) – Gene Luen Yang (June 2)
  16. Roughneck – Jeff Lemire (July 15)
  17. Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi German – Irene N. Watts (July 16)
  18. A.D.: After Death – Scott Snyder (Writer), Jeff Lemire (Artist) (September 14)
  19. Triggerman – Walter Hill (writer), Matz (adapter), Jef (art) (September 29)
  20. Thor, Volume 1 – J. Michael Straczynski, Olivier Coipel (Illustrator) (November 13)
  21. Marvel Her-Oes – Grace Randolph (Text), Craig Rousseau (Illustrator) (November 14)
  22. The Tale of Despereaux: The Graphic Novel – Matt Smith (Illustrator), David Tilton (December 8)
  23. Uglies: Shay’s Story (Uglies: Graphic Novel #1) – Scott Westerfeld, Devin Grayson, Steven Cummings (December 13)
  24. Escape from the Lizzarks (Nnewts #1) – Doug TenNapel (December 18)


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