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10 Books for the March 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge

2018 Word of the Nerd Reading Challenge

Join Us for the #WotNReadingChallenge!

Using the suggestions below, pick one book involving death!

While last month’s prompt was pretty specific, March’s #WotNReadingChallenge prompt is designed to be fairly open-ended. It’s not very hard to find a book (graphic novel or otherwise) involving death. This prompt can be stretched fairly far. For example, any murder mystery will work, which is why I’ve only listed one. The choices below are meant to inspire you so you can make your own choices, based on genres you like. Enjoy!

10 Books for the March 2018 Prompt

1. Clue by Paul Allor and illustrated by Nelson Daniel

Clue is a diverse graphic novel adaptation of the board game of the same name. All of six of the issues are available separately, but the full paperback volume releases this month on March 6, 2018. 

2. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Allison Bechdel

Fun Home is a graphic memoir that Bechdel wrote in the aftermath of her father’s death. In it, she discusses the similarities between herself and her father, and wonders why he committed suicide.

3. Alias: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis

Alias was the comic book that marked Jessica Jones’ debut into the Marvel universe. In the first installment, Jessica gets involved in a deadly conspiracy.

4. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Did you watch Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express last fall? Branagh’s Poirot is going to be seen next in an adaptation of Death on the NileRead the novel before the movie comes out!

5. Death by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Bachalo

Death is a notable character in the long-running Sandman series of graphic novels. Death collects the titular character’s solo adventures. 

6. Feed by Mira Grant

Feed takes place in 2034, where humans have learned to cope while avoiding zombification. The reporter Mason siblings are hired to follow Senator Ryman in the presidential race. Unfortunately, they have to deal with zombies and backroom political dealings.

7. Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud by Elizabeth Greenwood

In the nonfiction book, Playing Dead, follow Greenwood as she learns what it would take to fake your own death. Spoiler alert: It isn’t exactly a walk in the park.

8. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Ng’s debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, follows the Lee family as they discover their daughter Lydia has died. Lydia’s death leads to chaos for her family. Read if you’re in the mood for a melancholy book. 

9. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

In the classic graphic novel, Maus, Spiegelman tells the story of how his parents survived the holocaust. It’s an essential, if harrowing, read. 

10. Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

Radiance takes place in a universe where the film industry has set up on the moon. In it, one of the brightest stars in the industry disappears while making a film. The book tells her story through a number of different media.

Which book 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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