Something very curious has been happening to me lately. Other than a book club book once a month, my reading selection ahead of me is wide open. It partly feels weird not having any readalongs lined up at the moment, but even weirder is finishing a book and having no idea what to read next. It’s been a long long time since I’ve had absolutely no future reading plans. I kind of like it!
So when Debi, Chris, Lu, and Kelly were talking about reading comics in February like they did last year, I decided that since my reading slate was blank, I could fill my month with comics! It’s been way too long since I’ve read a graphic novel and they really are one of my favorite discoveries as a blogger. I’ve already loved and read Persepolis, Maus, Fun Home, and Watchmen and read a handful of others.
So over the past few weeks I have been compiling a list of things that I’d like to read. I’ve already made one trip to the library to pick up four, plan to hit my town’s second library on Monday, and I have a number of books reserved at my neighboring town. I think I might be a little overzealous, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about diving into reading (note: all my free time lately is spent reading, so this is saying something).
What’s on my radar??
Boxers and Saints – Gene Luen Yang
French Milk – Lucy Knisley
Relish – Lucy Knisley
Blankets – Craig Thompson
American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang
V for Vendetta – Alan Moore
Ghost World – Daniel Clowes
Are You My Mother? – Alison Bechdel
Anya’s Ghost – Vera Brosgol
A Game for Swallows – Zeina Abirached
Castle Waiting – Linda Medley
Maybe something by Jeff Lemire
Holy Cow! I don’t think that I can read them all but I’m so excited to try. Care to join us? The twitter/instagram hashtag is #comicsfebruary.
Do you have any other favorite graphic/comic books that I should add to my list?