I’ll sign up for another familiar reading challenge: the 2013 Graphic Novel reading challenge. Hosted by Nicola.

I’m going to sign up for Basic Level 1 (12 graphic novels).

I was tempted to try the advanced but I’m not sure I could get all of required graphic novels. For example, as far as I know, classic adaptations aren’t done here.

Most likely, I’ll continue with similar stuff, meaning mostly superheroes.

It’s almost time for the 2013 challenge to start and so we’ll start taking names of participants now. There will be two ways to play and two levels this year! Please write a sign-up post on your blog and then sign-up below with a link to your specific sign-up post. Here is how the Challenge will play this year:

runs from Jan.1 – Dec. 31, 2013

Level 1: read and review 12 books during the year (you could spread them out and read one a month or have a blast and read all 12 in a row!)

Level 2: read and review 24 books during the year (same as above only you would read two a month for the slow rate)

Game Play

Basic: no change from last year. just read any book generally considered a graphic novel, manga, or collection of comics, write a review and link to your post.

Advanced: For advanced play we are going to play categories. Players will pick 1 book from each of the 12 categories below. If you are playing at Level 2 you could double up, choosing two from each category, or use the remainder as free picks. You only have to read one book from each of the 12 categories.

1. manga
2. superhero
3. classic adaptation (a classic work adapted into the graphic format)
4. memoir
5. fantasy
6. translated from a foreign language
7. a single-issue comic book
8. science-fiction
9. crime or mystery
10. fairytale or mythology (true to the original or fractured, such as Fables series)
11. children’s book (specifically written for children)
12. anthology (a collection of short stories by different authors/artists)

Any questions just ask in the comments.

1, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ring of Fire
2, Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope
3, Planetary: All Over the World and other stories
4, Uncanny X-Men: Quarantine
5, Uncanny X-Men: Breaking Point
6, Uncanny X-Men: Fear itself
7, X-Men: Age of X
8, Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five
9, Planetary: Crossing worlds
10, JLA: The Obsidian Age books 1 and 2
11, Fantastic Four: Unthinkable
12, Fantastic Four: Authoritative Action
13, Essential X-Men vol. 6
14, Batman & Robin vol. 1: Batman Reborn
15, X-Men: First to Last
16, Battlestar Galactica: Origins Omnibus
17, Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero Omnibus