Graphics-a-thon announcement + TBR

Hi friends, happy June!

I’m so excited to announce that I will be co-hosting round 4 of Graphics-a-thon! This is a read-a-thon with the aim of reading anything with graphics as the main storytelling feature/device. This can include graphic novels or memoirs, comic books, manga, picture books if you want. Anything that tells the story primarily through pictures.

This round, we have four hosts: myself, Ellyn, Rebecca, and Bec. The read-a-thon is happening June 21-27, and there are main prompts plus a bingo card with bonus prompts! We have a StoryGraph challenge set out, so please join that if you’re interested!

So in this post, I thought I’d introduce the prompts and give my tentative TBR!

The prompts

So, we have five main prompts and a bingo card with bonus prompts. You can pick and choose which prompts you’d like, we’re not strict around here.

The main prompts:

  • New-to-you author: self-explanatory. Read an author you haven’t read before.
  • A 2020 or 2021 release: also self-explanatory. Read something published in either 2020 or 2021.
  • A five-star prediction: read something you think will be a five-star read.
  • An Indigenous author: read a book by an Indigenous author! (Goodreads list with recommendations)
  • Out of your comfort zone: this can be anything outside your comfort zone, such as a different genre, age group, topic, art style, etc.

The bingo card


The bonus prompts

  • Continue a series
  • A different format: this can be an ebook, a webcomic, or anything else that is in a format different from what you usually read.
  • A non-US/UK author: this can be any country other than the US/UK.
  • A host recommendation: we will all be doing recommendation posts throughout the month!
  • A rainbow on the cover (for pride!)
  • An adaptation: anything that has an adaptation, such as a TV show or movie.
  • Backlist title: read something that was published prior to 2020.

My TBR

These are the books I 100% plan to read:

  • The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson (five-star prediction)
  • This Place: 150 Years Retold by Kateri Akiwnzie-Damm, Chelsea Vowel, Katherena Vermette, Jen Storm, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, David Alexander Robertson, Richard Van Camp, Brandon Mitchell, Sonny Assu, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, and others (an (many) Indigenous author)
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki (a non-UK or US author)
  • Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu (continue a series)
  • On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (a different format, available as a webcomic)
  • Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (a new-to-me author)
  • Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke (out of my comfort zone)
  • Bloom by Kevin Panetta (backlist)

And these are some others I may get to

  • V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
  • Stitches by David Small
  • Saga, Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
  • Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan
  • Spinning by Tillie Walden

I hope you can join us for this round! Follow us on twitter for updates, follow the other co-hosts, and watch out for our recommendation posts!

See you June 21-27!

Ally xx


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7 thoughts on “Graphics-a-thon announcement + TBR

  1. This sounds like so much fun! I am definitely going to try and participate, although it might be in a low-key way to fit around my existing June TBR. I do have books to fit a couple of the prompts, though, and would love to read at least one or two.

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of The Fire Never Goes out as I’ve been tempted to pick up a copy for myself. I am a big Tillie Walden fan (Spinning in particular) so I hope that you love her stuff!

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    1. Low-key participation is always great too!

      I really enjoyed The Fire Never Goes Out! I think if you follow Stevenson closely, you’ll have seen 98% of the art that’s in it, though.

      And I managed to read On a Sunbeam, and I really enjoyed it! I definitely plan to read Spinning at some point, too!

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