I have a Bookish confession to make… (Drum rolls) I am not exactly a Diverse reader!! (cue the gasps) Not when it comes to genre, nor when it comes to reading mediums– although I could argue that since I’m from Latin America all those books set in the US, UK, Canada, etc.. can be considered diverse reads for me — quite the cop out, right?? — However, I am trying to read more diversely when it comes to content ( I have picked up a few good books that touch mental illness and some LGBTQ+ ) As for the genre… that is a bit harder for me (I need my romance)
Where I’m having quite a success with this venture of branching out my reading has to do with the mediums, I have developed a taste for Manga and Graphic Novels lately and I’m taking advantage of it…
It’s not the first time this has happened… when it comes to comics and graphic novels I have read American Vampire, The Twilight Graphic Novel (don’t judge me), 30 Days of Night in the past… But it’s mostly a passing fancy, I lose interest soon enough… Which is why I’m trying to take advantage of my mood as fully as I can and have picked up to read as soon as I can…
- Wytches (this was a recommendation).
- And I’m seriously thinking about picking up Saga and see for myself what all the fuss is about.
As for Manga, I guess it has to do with my Anime Kick (that has now gone back to normal, mostly) It is usual for me to get hooked on an Anime, and when it just stops randomly I’m left with the need to see what happens next (I need the closure), so I go to check the Manga… This was how I found myself reading Vampire Knight (some of it at least) and Dance in the Vampire Bund a couple of years ago.. It’s how it all started this time around too, but funny enough the one Manga that I wanted to check out didn’t interest me enough.. it was another one that had me glued to the pages… If you want to know which Mangas I’ve read until now check out my October wrap up here.
Now I’m completely hooked (specially with the slices of life ones, for some reason they remind me of a soap opera and even if some are a little silly I can’t put them down) I’m currently reading:
- Kuro Hakushaku Wa Hoshi Wo Mederu ( The Black Count Loves the Star)
- Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet
- Sabaku No Harem
I just finished a couple too but I’ll let you know more about my thoughts on those in my November Wrap up, what bugs me a little about manga is that unless they are completed I’m left hanging too, but this is the life of a reader, right? we are always waiting for the new release to come out no matter the medium it comes in…So this how my attempt at branching out is going so far…I think it is quite an achievement, let’s see how this continues…
How about you guys?? What graphic novels do you recommend ?? How about Manga?? do you read it?? Let me know what you think in the comments below…