First round-up of 2017. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I’m killing my Goodreads challenge, but on the other hand, it’s only because I’ve been reading loads of comic books, and I’ve only read 3 books, 2 of which were audiobook memoirs. So you know, I’m feeling conflicted. Yes I’ve read a lot of “bookish items”, but not so many novels. Does anyone know what I mean? Because I’m not even sure I do.
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith (audiobook)
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (audiobook)
Well hello new category. Why are you here? Well, because this year —so far— I’ve been reading quite a bit of sequential art items (meaning graphic novels, comics, mangas and bandes dessinées), and although they do count in my Goodreads challenge, I felt like it was a bit of a cheat: at the end of January, I’m at 21 “books”, even though I only read 3 novels and the rest was mainly bandes dessinées that are under 50 pages. I don’t know if you really see what I mean, but having 2 different categories in my wrap-ups seemed a bit fairer.
Astérix le gaulois + La Serpe d’or + Astérix et les Goths + Astérix gladiateur + Le Tour de Gaule d’Astérix + Astérix et Cléopatre + Le Combat des chefs + Astérix chez les Bretons + Astérix et les Normands + Astérix légionnaire
by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Asterix series)
Gunnm, Tome 01 + Gunnm, Tome 02 + Gunnm, Tome 03 + Gunnm, Tome 04
by Yukito Kishiro (Battle Angel Alita series)
Othon le trisaïeul + Honorata la trisaïeule
by Alejandro Jodorowsky, Juan Giménez (The Metabarons series)
Shangri-La by Mathieu Bablet
Descender, Volume Two: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
*Anathem by Neal Stephenson | Akira, v. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo (gift) | Honorata la trisaïeule by Alejandro Jodorowsky, Juan Giménez | Aghnar le bisaïeul by Alejandro Jodorowsky, Juan Giménez | Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
italic: rewatched // bold: seen in a movie theatre // link: my review on Letterboxd
Hook | The Secret of NIMH | Hellboy | Home Alone | 101 Dalmatians | Ghost in the Shell | Nocturnal Animals | Mrs. Doubtfire | Passengers | Contact (DNF) | Matilda | La La Land | Beauty and the Beast | The Boy and the Beast | Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra | The Mummy Returns | The Appartment