Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.
Last week, I shared two graphic novels that I recently discovered. Today, I’m sharing three new-to-me graphic memoirs. If graphic memoirs are your thing, feel free to check out this post! It highlights more titles to add to your reading list! Hooray!
Written by Ingrid Chabbert
Illustrated by Carole Maurel
Published by Archaia (2019)
If you’re looking for a quick but emotionally packed read, check out this book by French writer, Ingrid Chabbert. Waves is based on Chabbert’s own experience. After being together for more than eight years, Chabbert and her wife were ready to have a child. Due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, their dream came to an end. Waves is a story of love, loss, and finding the strength to move on.
Written and illustrated by Natalie Nourigat
Published by BOOM! Box (2019)
I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation chronicles the career journey of artist Natalie Nourigat. As noted in her Disclaimer, this book is just one person’s experience from working in a few studios. It certainly varies from person to person. Nourigat narrates in great detail how she moved from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, California to try her luck in animation. In between her narrative, Nourigat also offers tips for anyone who’s just starting in the field while living in the City of Angels. Despite its length, this book was an entertaining and enlightening read.
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Written and illustrated by Debbie Tung
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing (2017)
Any introvert’s story is a story after my own heart. Thanks to Book Riot, I got acquainted with Debbie Tung’s Quiet Girl in a Noisy World. It’s basically an introvert’s Bible, in comics form. Any introvert would relate to Debbie’s social experiences. It’s a nice addition to the growing list of books about introverts. (Someday, we will rule the world.)
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