Panelathon is a read-a-thon created by Natalie at Pagesandpanels. She’s co-hosting with two others, Jesse and Shae, over on YouTube and Twitter! This is a comic-graphic novel-manga based read-a-thon, lasting from the 20th May to the 27th of May.
So I already made a post giving some recommendations for what to read during this read-a-thon over here earlier this month, but I thought I would do a whole post talking about what I’m planning to pick during the week! I won’t be reading all of these, but for each challenge I have a massive range of choices.
I actually also have a whole Goodreads shelf now with all the comics I’ve read, if you want more ideas, and I have a whole other shelf dedicated to graphic stories I want to pick up, too. There’s also a #Panelathon shelf, but I’ll be removing it once the read-a-thon is up.
Without further a-do, these are my reads!
Challenge 1: Read at least one comic, one manga, and one graphic novel
🍎Young Justice Volume 1 by Art Baltazar/Nuclear Winter Volume 2 by Caroline Berault
🍎My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kohei Horikoshi/Assassination Classroom Volume 2 by Yusei Matsui
🍎Turf Wars Volume 2 by Michael Dante DiMartino/When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll
Challenge 2: Read from a publisher other than the big three
🍎Joyride Volume 1 by Jackson Lanzing//Slam Volume 1 by Pamela Ribon//Dodge City Volume 1 by Josh Trujillo//My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kohei Horikoshi//Teen Dog by Jake Lawrence//The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai
Challenge 3: A graphic memoir/based on true events
🍎Junji Ito’s Cat Diary//Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green
Challenge 4: LGBT+ characters
🍎Go For It, Nakamura! by Syundei//Turf Wars Volume 2//Snotgirl Volume 2 by Bryan Lee O’Malley//The Woods Volume 6 by James Tynion IV//Sunstone Volume 2 by Stjepan Sejic
Challenge 5: Fantastical Journey
🍎The Woods Volume 6//One Piece Volume 1 by Eiichiro Oda//Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 9 by Hiromu Arakawa//Turf Wars Volume 2//Blackbird Volume 1 by Sam Humphries
Challenge 6: First issue in a new series
🍎Welcome to Wonderland #1 by Jackie Ball//Smooth Criminals #1 by Kiwi Smith//The Avant-Guards #1 by Carly Usdin//Faithless #1 by Brian Azzarello
Challenge 7: New to you creator
🍎Uzumaki by Junji Ito//Go For It, Nakamura!//No.6 Volume 1 by Atsuko Asano//One Piece Volume 1//I Am A Hero Volume 1 by Kengo Hanazawa
Challenge 8: 5 chapters of a webcomic
Challenge 9: Favourite genre: HORROR and CONTEMPORARY
🍎Uzumaki//When I Arrived at the Castle//Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 by Sui Ishida//Faithless #1
🍎My Love Story!! Volume 7 by Kazuno Kawahara//Horimiya Volume 1 by Hero//I Want to Eat Your Pancreas by Yoru Simino//Go For It, Nakamura!//Sunstone Volume 2//Honey So Sweet Volume 1 by Amu Meguro
Challenge 10: The host’s comics picks
BONUS CHALLENGE #1: 2 host’s comic picks
🍎Space Boy//Honey So Sweet Volume 1
BONUS CHALLENGE #2: 3 host’s comic picks
🍎Space Boy//Honey So Sweet Volume 1//Blackbird Volume 1
BONUS CHALLENGE #3: A genre I don’t usually read from HISTORICAL
🍎Bungo Stray Dogs Volume 1 by Kafka Asigiri//Baccano Volume 1 by Ryohgo Narita//Umbrella Academy Volume 1 by Gerard Way
BONUS CHALLENGE #4: 300+ pages
🍎Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 9//One Piece Volume 1//I Want to Eat Your Pancreas//I Am A Hero Volume 1//Lighter Than My Shadow//My Favorite Thing is Monsters Volume 1 by Emil Ferris
BONUS CHALLENGE #5: Local store recommendations (I went by the top rated on the Waterstones website!)
🍎Assassination Classroom Volume 2//Umbrella Academy Volume 1//My Hero Academia Volume 16//Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6
And those are all of the challenges, with my potential reads! I’m hoping to complete all 15 challenges within the week, which should be possible as I actually have nothing planned until the 27th other than beginning to sell my unhaul books online, for the first time ever.
Thank you for reading, and good luck to everyone taking part!