Where was this readathon when I was devouring manga left and right these past months? XD I really don’t need a readathon to binge read manga but this is a perfect excuse to read more manga, yes? YES.
I said this in my previous #GetGraphic posts but I’m going to exclusively read manga. I’ve read a couple of graphic novels but I’m never in the mood to read them. I’m so used to reading right to left that it seriously messes me up when I encounter sequential art presented left to right. No shade. Just preferences.
Click on the image on the left for the twitter page. The readathon starts midnight of July 20 from wherever you are through the weekend, ending on 11:59pm of July 22 of your time zone. PST for me, if you’re playing along. There are six main challenges and Instagram prompts but the main thing is to just read graphic novels, comics, and/or manga the whole weekend. 🙂 Well, I won’t be just reading the whole weekend. Come on, My Hero Academia, Persona 5: The Animation, and Cells At Work are on Saturday!
The Instagram challenges started on the 16th. That’s my single contribution to that and it serves both as recommendations and a partial TBR. It’ll run until the 22nd but I don’t think I have anything else for it. The six main challenges are as follows:
- A re-read.
- A work with LGBTQIA+ representation.
- An own voices work.
- Read a manga.
- A work over 300 pages.
- Read at least 6 things.
As with every readathon, one book can cover multiple things. Case in point, My Brother’s Husband Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame. For me, it’s a re-read (spoiler: LOVED IT); it has LGBTQIA+ rep; it’s a manga, and I think it counts as own voices because the mangaka is openly gay. Another manga I’m interested to read with LGBTQIA+ representation is Scum’s Wish by Mengo Yokoyari. I also want to watch the anime and live-action drama, the latter most of all because of…
Hiroki Inoreasons. XD
To pad the rest of my weekend read, I am still doing catch up to Haikyuu by Haruichi Furudate and Boku No Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (who is at SDCC right now, why not AX?!). I can read six things just from those two titles. There are so many other manga I want to read so I’ll just include them as recommendations:
- For 300-page manga, look to Junji Ito. I’ve read two of his Deluxe Collection volumes for Tome Topple even,Tomie and Uzumaki. The third one, Gyo, is also more than 300 pages.
- I’m currently obsessed with food anime and one of my instant favorites is Restaurant to Another World by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami. Another fun food manga is sweetness and lightning by Gido Amagakure. I’m slowing down on that because I don’t want to run out of volumes.
- Another quick and fluffy read is Gakuen Babysitters by Hari Tokeino. I’m almost caught up and I don’t want to run out. But it’s good for a re-read. Or rewatch!
- And of course, my ever favorite… Orange by Ichigo Takano. Read the 2 collected volumes for a 300-page read. Then read Orange: Future for the feels.
This may look like totally doable but watch as I totally fail this readathon. XD I tend to watch anime on the weekends. At least there’s Friday where I can get a sneak in a few volumes during downtime at work. Do share your TBRs with me. I’m open to more manga recommendations. And let me know if you’ve read any of these. 🙂
EDIT: I saw Goth by Otsuichi available on Overdrive. I guess I’m adding that to my TBR!