Read More! Reading Challenge in October

The Read More! Reading Challenge suggestions for the month of October are here! Read a book with a cartoon on the cover or a graphic novel!

A Book with a Cartoon on the Cover

Oona Out of Order

Oona out of order – by Margarita Montimore

Genre: Book Club best bets; Relationship fiction; Science fiction

Description: As the countdown to the New Year begins, soon-to-be-19 Oona Lockhart faints and awakens 32 years in the future in her 51-year-old body; and, greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random.

The jetsetters: a novel – by Amanda Eyre Ward

Genre: Book Club best bets; Domestic fiction; Literary fiction

Description: Winning the grand prize in an essay contest, a single mother reunites her estranged adult children on a 10-day cruise while confronting long-buried secrets from their dysfunctional shared past.

Hope, Faith & a Corpse

Hope, faith, and a corpse – by Laura Jensen Walker

Genre: Cozy mysteries; Gentle reads

Description: Hope Taylor, the new pastor of a small-town California church, tries to find out who sent a church elder to Heaven.

Shipped: a novel – by Angie Hockman

Genre: Contemporary romances; Romantic comedies

Description: Between taking night classes for her MBA and her demanding day job at a cruise line, marketing manager Henley Evans barely has time for herself, let alone family, friends, or dating. But when she’s shortlisted for the promotion of her dreams, all her sacrifices finally seem worth it. The only problem? Graeme Crawford-Collins, the remote social media manager and the bane of her existence, is also up for the position. Although they’ve never met in person, their epic email battles are the stuff of office legend. Their boss tasks each of them with drafting a proposal on how to boost bookings in the Galapagos – best proposal wins the promotion. There’s just one catch: they have to go on a company cruise to the Galapagos Islands… together.

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A Graphic Novel

Heartstopper – by Alice Oseman

Genre: Comics and graphic novels; Coming-of-age stories; LGBTQIA comics; LGBTQIA romances; Page to screen; Webcomics

Description: This series collects a popular British webcomic featuring the deepening relationship between anxious Charlie and outgoing Nick. Delicate illustrations and on-point dialogue capture the excitement and uncertainty of first love, while the slice-of-life style invites readers into Charlie and Nick’s growing understanding of their identities, mental health, friends, and family.

They Called Us Enemy – by George Takei

Genre: Autobiographical comics; Autobiographies and memoirs; Biographies; Books for reluctant readers; Comics and Graphic novels; History books

Description: The iconic actor and activist presents a graphic memoir detailing his experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the hard choices his family made in the face of legalized racism

Princess Jellyfish – by Akiko Higashimura

Genre: Comics and Graphic novels; Manga; Manga to anime; Translations

Description: Tsukimi Kurashita, a girl with a strange fascination for jellyfish, crosses paths at a pet shop with a beautiful and fashionable woman, and this chance encounter sets Tsukimi and her friends on a new and unexpected path.

Through the Woods – by Emily Carroll

Genre: Books for reluctant readers; Canadian fiction; Comics and Graphic novels; Fairy tale and folklore-inspired fiction; Horror comics; Short stories

Description: Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. Emily Carroll brings you tales of old-school folklore and horror, presented in an illustrated style that’s both unsettling and deceptively soothing.

Do you need more recommended reads?
Seymour Library has a hand-picked list of suggested graphic novels