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It’s time for Graphicsathon round 7 (and my TBR)!

November 22, 2022

It’s time for round 7 of Graphicsathon!

It’s time for another round of Graphicsathon, the readathon I co-host with Ellyn, Rebecca, Bec, and Ally where we focus on reading graphic novels, manga, and other graphic-centered story formats! I love this readathon so much and I’m especially excited about this round because this round’s prompts are primarily about reading diverse voicesΒ and because this round is coming so late in the year, which makes it a great way to increase your reading count before the year ends!

This round goes fromΒ December 1st to December 7th and we have a Twitter page, Storygraph challenge, and Discord server!Β You can check out Ellyn’s announcement post for more info, or keep scrolling for the prompts, my recommendations, and my TBR!


Text says: "The prompts: 1. written by an indigenous or BIPOC author, 2. queer rep, 3. disability rep, 4. mental health rep, 5. diverse body types, 6. a translated work, 7. rep you don't read often. We also have a game board with bonus prompts!"

The left side is an image of a game board with many prompts. The right says, "Graphicsopoly. This round we have a game board for prompts if you want to randomize your TBR!"(^ right-click and click “open image in new tab” or “view image” to see a bigger version!)

The text says, "Our buddy read: Garlic & the Vampire by Bree Paulsen. Vegetable characters, authentic anxiety rep, friendship focus, an adventure story, so wholesome, beautiful artwork, anxious main character."

The text says "Destiny's Recommendations" and shows cover images for: Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Harrow County by Cullen Bunn, Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen, Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen, Bunnicula by James Howe, The Liminal Zone by Junji Ito, Cat + Gamer by Wataru Nadatani, Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo, Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV, Farmhand by Rob Guillory, My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame, Giant Days by John Allison, and Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu.


Here’s my (slightly ambitious) TBR:

I decided to do something I’ve never done before, and picked out my TBR with the Graphics-opoly board Ellyn made! I’ve never used a game board for a readathon before and I had so much fun. I wanted to aim for 2 books per day, so I rolled the dice 10 times for 10 prompts, and then picked the other 4 on a whim. Luckily, I managed to fit a lot of my Netgalley graphic novel/manga eARCs into the list!

Text says "Destiny's TBR" and shows cover images for: The Love Report, The Librarian of Auschwitz, Shiver, Gender Queer, In Limbo, I Hate Fairyland Volume 3, Dinosaur Therapy, Hungry Ghost, The Oracle Code, The Sea in You, Strange Fruit Volume 1, Sanity & Tallulah, Snapdragon, and Earthdivers #2.

🎲 roll 1: rainbow on the cover β†’Β The Love Report
🎲 roll 2: rep you don’t read often β†’ The Librarian of AuschwitzΒ (Jewish rep)
🎲 roll 3: on your TBR β†’Β ShiverΒ 
🎲 roll 4: a character who identifies differently than you β†’ Gender Queer: A Memoir
🎲 roll 5: BIPOC main character β†’ In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir
🎲 roll 6: host recommendation β†’ I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 3 (I read volumes 1-2 on Ellyn’s rec ages ago and am finally continuing!)
🎲 roll 7: mental health rep β†’ Dinosaur Therapy
🎲 roll 8: free choice β†’ Hungry Ghost (also has Asian rep + mental health/disordered eating rep)
🎲 roll 9: disability rep β†’ The Oracle Code
🎲 roll 10: queer rep β†’ The Sea in You
🌟 random choice + Black rep β†’ Strange Fruit, Vol. 1: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History
🌟 random choice + Black rep β†’ Sanity & Tallulah
🌟 random choice + Black and queer rep β†’ Snapdragon
🌟 random choice + Native American rep β†’ Earthdivers #2


Are you joining Graphicsathon? If so, what are you reading?


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9 Comments

  • Reply mistysbookspace November 22, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    I might try and join but I don’t know for sure because I don’t have access to a whole lot of graphic novels.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 25, 2022 at 9:13 pm

      I hope you can but I totally get it if you can’t! That’s the only thing about graphic novels, is I feel like they can be really inaccessible unless you have a library that prioritizes them, or Hoopla.

  • Reply meltotheany November 23, 2022 at 1:44 am

    ive been meaning to meet garlic because of you… but now i get to read it /with/ you? <3 okay okay lets go

  • Reply Ellyn November 23, 2022 at 4:33 am

    *cheers* your tbr is amazing!!!

  • Reply Caro @ bookcheshirecat November 23, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Good luck with your TBR! ❀️ Not joining this time, but I just checked out Demon in the Wood from my library! I also read The Heartstopper Yearbook on Sunday, which was so cute πŸ₯°

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 25, 2022 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you! Oooh, I hope you like Demon in the Wood, I really enjoyed it! πŸ˜€ It was so pretty~

  • Reply December TBR: Graphicsathon, buddy reads, and letting go of some goals - howling libraries December 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

    […] already posted my Graphicsathon TBR here,Β so this post will just be focusing on my planned buddy reads, Christmas-themed books, and 3 TBR […]

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