Friday, December 26, 2008

The Graphic Novel Challenge Book List

Looks like I've convinced myself to join another book challenge. This one is unique though—a graphic novel challenge! I've been a fan of graphic novels and comics since I was a child, so I feel fairly confident I can take on this challenge. Plus, anything that encourages me to read more of them is a-okay in my book. The best part is I'll be blogging about it over at the Graphic Novels Challenge Blog.

Given that I'm fairly certain I'll do well at this challenge (not to toot my own horn or anything, I just really love graphic novels), I'm opting for the Major level (twelve choices). Here are my picks:

1. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
2. The Umbrella Academy: Vol. 1 by Gerard Way
3. Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
4. Watchmen by Alan Moore (re-read; it's been awhile since I've read it)
5. Too Cool to be Forgotten by Alex Robinson
6. The Sandman Vol. 1-? by Neil Gaiman (how many of them can I read in 2009?)
7. Mister Wonderful by Daniel Clowes
8. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
9. Loca: The Maggie and Hopey Stories by Jamie Hernandez
10. Berlin, Book Two: City of Smoke by Jason Lutes
11. Red Colored Elegy by Seiichi Hayash
12. Aya of Yop City by Abouet & Oubreri

Ambitious? Yes. Really fun? Most definitely. Some of these I have been dying to read for ages, though. Nothing like a challenge to finally cross them off my list! I thought about cheating and putting the two graphic novels I'm currently reading on the list, but I decided not to. There were too many choices as it were. I couldn't think of what to remove!

Here's to 2009—the year of the graphic novel.


Beth F said...

This is going to be a fun challenge. But unlike you, this is a totally new genre for me!

Anonymous said...

So funny that it's a Ghost World graphic novel image. I didn't even know it was a graphic novel until just last night when it was on TV and someone pointed it out.