Saturday, January 4, 2014

Graphic Novel Reading Challenge 2014

I'll be the first to admit it, but I don't do challenges very well. I tend to run out of time to finish them or I simply forget to keep track. However, I tried to read more graphic novels last year and I know I will continue to in 2014, so I figured it would be fun to take part in the Graphic Novel Reading Challenge.

I have a review for a graphic novel coming up, but I read it last year, so that won't count. However, the next graphic novel I pick up to read will be the start of my challenge. I think I can do quite well with this one, but I'm going to start slow.

Graphic Novels Read:

1. The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth- book review
2.Batgirl/Robin- Year One - book review
3. The Undertaking of Lily Chen - book review
4. The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story - book review
5. Batman: Li'l Gotham - book review
6. Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories by Zack Whedon - book review
7. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol - book review 
8. Hidden by Loic Dauvillier - book review
9.  Adolf: A Tale of the Twentieth Century by Osamu Tezuka- book review
10. Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer- book review 
11. Coffin Hill: Forest of Night - book review 
12. Batman: The Long Halloween - book review 
13. Welcome to Nursing HELLo by Joel Craig- book review 
14. The Plain Janes - book review
15. Brain Camp- book review  
16. Tina's Mouth - book review
17.  Young Miss Holmes- book review
18. The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang- book review 
19. Through the Woods by Emily Carrol - book review  
20. The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth - book review  
21. MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager by Matt Kindt- book review
22. Batman and Son - book review 

There are three levels, but I'm going to start at the bottom:

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

I have finished the Modern Age (yay!) and now I'm moving up to-

 Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year

What about you, though? Are you taking part in any book challenges this year? Best of luck!


kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds like a fun challenge :) My son loves graphic novels and manga.

Montana @ The Book Belles said...

This challenge sounds awesome! I don't read many graphic novels, but I'm planning to take part in the tbr pile challenge and series challenge this year :)

Synchronized Reading said...

I don't think I've ever read a graphic novel, but I really do want to give them a try. Maybe this year I will :)

Rachel said...

I will not be signing up for any because I completely fail at challenges! I forget to do things like link back to the challenge or I never read all (or any) of the books I planned. Lol! Good luck to you, though! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I did a book challenge sponsored by a blog once and succeeded, but I find that it's too much pressure.

I love graphic novels.

Nicola Mansfield said...

Welcome to the Graphic Novels & Manga Challenge! I'm sure you'll do great! Looking forward to your reviews!

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

I don't read very many graphic novels, but I don't think I've given them a fair chance yet. Perhaps this will be the year. Good luck with your challenge! :)

Erika Sorocco said...

I have never before read a graphic novel; though they are becoming more and more prevalent on bookshelves.


L-Diggitty said...

The only graphic novel I've ever read was "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. It was amazingly good! I should try others...

I think my primary reading challenge for 2014 is going to be to through 1 book a month. I used to go through a book a WEEK, at least, but it's a little tougher with a toddler! Boo... ;)

Liviania said...

Most libraries have nice graphic novel sections. That might help you out.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

This sounds like a fabulous idea but I've read maybe like, 5 graphic novels in my entire life so I'm sure I'd fail spectacularly.
Still, I'm looking forward to your reviews.

Tanja - Tanychy said...

Oh this is great! I hope you'll enjoy this challenge. I don't read graphic novels, not because I don't want to but because it's hard to get them here. Good luck :)

A Voracious Reader said...

I read an occasional graphic novel, but not often enough for a challenge. Good luck!

Jaime said...

What a fun challenge! I love a good graphic novel!

I am not going to participate in ANY reading challenges this year because I never finish them! LOL I am so easily distracted but I do live vicariously through everybody else's challenges (and grow my reading list! LOL)

Have fun!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

The only challenge I ever repeat is the GoodReads challenge.
Good luck with this. My son is really getting into graphic novels himself. And enjoy!

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I'm doing a different graphic novel challenge this year, but I'm so excited. I read a ton of graphic novels as it is, since I have a feature devoted to them, but any excuse to buy more is right up my alley. Good luck with it!

vvb32 reads said...

Me too. I've been trying to add graphic novels into my mix since last year. I wanted to recommend a good one for you, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened... by Allie Brosh