Graphic Novel Challenge – Mini Challenge!

It’s almost April and that means it’s time for me to host my first ever Mini Challenge!!!  One of my favorite sub-genres in the Graphic Novel universe is the nonfiction.  There is so much great work going on here and, in my opinion, some of the best nonfiction out there.  Not only are you getting the story, you are getting images, making the story that much more powerful, moving, life-changing and unforgettable.

To spice things up a bit, I’m going to offer a prize pack. Yes, a PACK.  Just a little incentive to get you reading.  For every book you read for this challenge this month, you get one entry in the pot.

Oh, I figure a few goodies; a graphic novel or two, some book marks, and other bookish goodies.  Don’t worry, it’ll be good.  I’m just not exactly sure WHAT yet.   I expect I’ll tailor make it to the winner.  Don’t want to give girl things to a boy or vice versa!   But it will be good!

Here are some possibilities that you could read.  And I would love it if you could post some suggestions in comments; I’ll add them to my TBR AND my list!

  • Maus I & II by Art Speigelman
  • In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Speigelman
  • French Milk by Lucy Knisley
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson
  • Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  • Persepolis: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
  • Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
  • Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  • Stitches by David Small
  • Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughn
  • Satchel Paige
  • A. D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
  • Ethel & Ernest: A True Story by Raymond Briggs
  • Epileptic by David B.
  • The Imposter’s Daughter: A True Memoir by Laurie Sandell

And so many, many more.

So sign up here (any time between today and April 30) and I’ll be watching at the main Graphic Novels Blog to see what you read!  Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

Edit: So, Mr. Linky doesn’t seem to like me, so just sign up in comments. That makes things easier.  🙂


22 thoughts on “Graphic Novel Challenge – Mini Challenge!

  1. Oh boy! I'm so happy I can play. I have three on your list that I haven't read yet, and they will work for both the mini-challenge and the ROOB game. So I'll be reading Stitches, Embroideries, and Blankets. Is there some reason my these single-title memoirs are all plurals?

    I'll post and sign up with Mr. Linky later in the week or maybe next Sunday. But count me in.
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Featuring . . . The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha =-.

  2. This will be a great mini-challenge. Thanks! I love the button. I recently read Blankets, but I am eager to read Epileptic and a few others on the suggested list.

  3. Gorgeous button – can't wait to use it! thanks for the list of suggestions too – plenty of options there! I read both Maus & Persepolis last year and would recommend them to anyone. I'd also suggest one of Guy Delisle's books – I read the Burma Chronicles and that were great so it's highly likely that I'll be reading one of his other books for this challenge!
    .-= peta´s last blog ..Once Upon A Time IV – The Shortlist =-.

  4. Awesome challenge! I just finished reading Pride of Baghdad and absolutely loved it! I have Fun Home at home so I'm gonna try to read it in April. I noticed that you have American Born Chinese image on the button, which is not non-fiction. But I guess you have found out about it because you don't put it in your list.

  5. I'm doing "Aya of Yop city", a story based in the Ivory Coast, hope to get Blankets or the pride of Bagdad too later in the year.

  6. I ended up reading a Graphic Forensic Science book, Solving Crimes With Trace Evidence. A review is linked on the Graphic Novel Mr. Linky. I may get to Autopsies: Pathologists at Work before Friday, too.

  7. Some more suggestions for your list:

    American Elf by James Kochalka (3 volumes so far)
    Palestine by Joe Sacco (most of his work is non-fiction)
    Quitter by Harvey Pekar (most of his work is non-fiction)
    The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders by Emmanuel Guibert
    Ordinary Victories by Manu Larcenet
    Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
    Blue Pills by Frederik Peeters
    Town Boy by Lat
    Cancer Vixen: A True Story by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
    Stop Forgetting To Remember by Peter Kuper
    Paul Has A Summer Job by Michel Rabagliati (fictionalized memoir)

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