Hour 18 is Made for Short Attention Spans!

 Andi here with a graphic novel in hand! I mean, what else are my eyes supposed to accept this early in the morning (late at night?)? Graphic novels are go-to reading for a lot of Read-a-Thon participants, and I’m no different. I’ve actually branched out this year and added several well-received Manga series to my Read-a-Thon stacks, alongside some more traditional graphic novels. While I’m not reading it tonight, Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang, is one of my favorite new graphic novels! It’s a two-book set about a young boy and girl during the Boxer Rebellion. I loved this book for its beautiful artwork, historical background, and the way it touched my heart!

What graphic novels do you have on your stacks? If you’re not reading graphic novels, are you indulging in shorter works to keep you going like children’s books, middle-grade fiction, or novellas? Tell us about the quick reading on your stacks!

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26 thoughts on “Hour 18 is Made for Short Attention Spans!”

  1. I always read at least one graphic novel during the read-a-thon. One year it was French Milk, another was Sandman, another was A.D. They are the perfect pick-me-up when you hit a wall!

  2. Amen to that! Last year it was Anya’s Ghost and then Relish in April. Today it’s been Peanut and Will and Whit. So good!

  3. I read two Walking Dead volumes this year and they made today so much easier. I will definitely do more graphic novels next time.

  4. I love classic books and classic graphic novels…I am a big fan of Maus by Art Spegielman that will touch the heart no doubt. I had “The Wizard of Oz” thrown in this readathon. A great really unique illustrated edition from Chronicle Books.

  5. not sure if my entry for the literary meme will be noticed at qemorio’s blog as commenting apparently went to spam [according to the pop up window after hitting enter]
    I’ve tweeted it @_eHope – hope that gets it included?

    thanks for any help! and definitely appreciating the commenting from my team panda cheerleader Kate !

  6. I’ve never read a Graphic Novel I’m afraid…I don’t think we even have one at home! I will have to remedy that for next Read-a-thons!

  7. CaroG, I recommend American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang or Perseplis by Marjane Satrapi as starting points with graphic novels. 🙂

  8. I have Ghost World by Daniel Clowes and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on standby. I’ll read them when my eyes need a break from walls of text. Yay for pretty pictures! 😀

  9. Hey I am reading manga over here! Pluto by Naoki Urasawa, based on the Atom Boy story. I didn’t know that Gene Luen Yang has a new story out, and I am so putting it on my wishlist. Thanks for mentioning it.

  10. Ooo, we are all itching to read that graphic novel now. Thanks!

    We’ve been reading some of the WarriorCats manga, the Chi stories, Courtney Crumrin, but we love seeing other series/books on other readers’ stacks and adding to the TBR lists.

    They’re essential for read-a-thons, I think, giving us a change of pace: just terrific!

    It’s been awesome to have a couple of cheers so late in the day, but we are fading fast. We will be checking in with a final update for tomorrow and to include our books in the database. Thanks and have a great night!

  11. I have a couple of graphic novels this time. I already read Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon (so funny & entertaining, just like the game), and at the moment I’m reading the 2nd one: Grimm Volume 1: The Coins of Zakynthos.
    And I also have a couple of novellas on my TBR this time: Claudette in the Shadows by M.J. Hearle & Entwined by Kristen Callihan.
    This time I went with graphic novels & novellas because I knew that I will only be able to participate later in the read-a-thon (like now), so I wanted to ba able to finish something 😉

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