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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2016 Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge

It's the start of the Reading Challenge posts! I enjoy Graphic Novels and have participated in The Graphic Novel Reading Challenge since 2010, when someone handed me my first one and told me to read it! It was called Blankets and it was not anything like I expected. At that time I thought Graphic novels were all super heroes and scooby doo, but did I have a lot to learn! This reading challenge is to help you step out of the box if you've never read any graphic novels and experience something beyond what you were expecting. And if you are a more experienced "graphic novel reader", this challenge is designed to help you share what you discover & enjoy and see what other people recommend. Nicola over at It's All Comic to Me is the host for this reading challenge. Thanks Nicola!

Here are "The Rules"


The Challenge runs from Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2016

  • What counts:  graphic novels, collected trade editions, manga, comic strip collections, comic books or combinations of text and bubbles all in the same book. In print or digital.
  • You must write a review and link to it for it to count towards the challenge. Reviews may be posted on your blog or goodreads or similar places. Several reviews may be gathered and posted in one link on your blog, but each book must be linked back to The 2016 Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge post in the monthly linkies to count. Go to that link  every month to record your progress in the comments. 

Here are the Levels...

     Modern Age: read and review 12 books during the year (that's only 1 book a month)

     Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year (Can you handle 2 books a month.)

     Silver Age: read and review 52 books during the year (Are you up to a book a week!)

  • You must sign up for a level, but once you complete that level you may move up and try for the next one.
  • Bloggers, Please write a sign-up post on your blog and then sign-up at the 2016 Graphic Novel & Manga Reading Challenge site with a link to your specific sign-up post (NOT to your home page). I'm sure Nicola would welcome non-bloggers too, just comment on the challenge site to let her know you don't have a blog.
My Level? I'm going for "Modern Age", challenging myself to read & review 12 books in 2016! 

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My Challenge Books...

1. Sunstone Volume 1 by Stjepan Sejic 
2. The Girl on the Shore by Inio Asano 
3, 4, & 5. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Issues #1, 2, 3) by Brandon Montclair and Amy Reeder
6. Farlaine the Goblin: A Fairy tale about Finding Your Forest (TPB)
7. Farlaine the Goblin #4
8. Love: The Lion by Frederic Brremaud
9. I Am A Hero Omnibus Volume 1 by Kengo Hanazawa
10. Rosalie Lightening by Tom Hart
11. Lucky Penny by Ananth Hirsh, Yuko Ota 

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