10 Books for the February 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge

2018 Word of the Nerd Reading Challenge

Join Us for the #WotNReadingChallenge!

Using the suggestions below, pick one graphic novel adaptation of a novel!

Unlike last month’s challenge, our second prompt for the #WotNReadingChallenge focuses on graphic novels alone. I know, this is a particular failure of the rule “use ‘graphic novel’ in your prompt to give it heft.” Try not to laugh at the phrasing too much.

The idea behind this prompt is to get readers to look at classics in a new way. For example, if you’ve already read most literary classics, you can enjoy the graphic novel interpretation. This will hopefully shed some new light on your favorite classics, or even renew your love for them! On the other hand, someone could use this prompt to read a classic story for the first time.

10 Graphic Novels for the February 2018 Prompt

1. Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility adapted by Nancy Butler, illustrated by Sonny Liew

Sense and Sensibility was Jane Austen’s debut novel. It follows the Dashwood family as they cope in the aftermath of their patriarch’s death.

2. Octavia Butler’s Kindred adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings

Kindred is often cited as the first science fiction novel by an African-American woman. In it, Dana gets yanked back through time to save the life of her white ancestor. When she is back in time, she is taken for a slave, which ends up being traumatic.

3. Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None adapted by François Rivière, illustrated by Frank Leclercq

And Then There Were None is one of Agatha Christie’s best known works. In it, 10 people are invited to an island, and they begin to die off one by one. 

4. Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere adapted by Mike Carey, illustrated by Glenn Fabry.

Neverwhere follows Richard Mayhew as he falls into London Below and struggles to get back to his mundane life.

5. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick adapted by Sam Ita

Moby Dick notoriously follows Captain Ahab as he chases his fabled, eponymous, white whale.

Moby-Dick: A Pop-Up Book by Sam Ita
Moby-Dick: A Pop-Up Book by Sam Ita

6. Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time adapted by Hope Larson

A Wrinkle in Time follows Charles Wallace and Meg Murry as they struggle to recover their father from a great evil. Check out the film adaptation this March!

7. HG Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau adapted by Steven Grant, illustrated by Eric Vincent

The Island of Doctor Moreau is about a mad scientist who creates humanesque beings by experimentation on animals.

8. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights adapted by Sean M. Wilson, illustrated by John M. Burns

Wuthering Heights is a classic that follows the struggles and temper tantrums of brooding hero Heathcliff.

9. Bram Stoker’s Dracula adapted by Roy Thomas, illustrated by Dick Giordano

Dracula introduced the classic vampire to literary fiction. Whether you’ve read the novel or not, this adaptable is a must-read.

10. Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray adapted by Ian Edginton, illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard

The Picture of Dorian Gray is about the vain titular character who sells his soul and transfers his sins to a portrait of himself.

Which graphic novel are you planning to read this month for the #WotNReadingChallenge? Tell us in the comments or catch up with us on social media!

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