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2016 Mini-Challenges > March Genre Challenge- J'aime les livres: Readings in Manga and Foreign Books

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message 1: by Joanna (last edited Feb 29, 2016 01:31PM) (new)

Joanna | 732 comments Mod
Amantes de los libros de bienvenida! Welcome, book lovers, to our March genre challenge! This month, we are going to go exploring outside the United States. The challenge offers two options: read a Japanese manga or read a book that was not originally published in English. Need some suggestions? Keep on reading!

Get ready for CPL's Shobou Con by reading manga! Manga is a style of Japanese comic book or graphic novel. There are hundreds of different ones out there. Here’s just a few titles recommended by our manga expert, Melissa!

Death Note
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fruits Basket
Ranma 1/2
Alice 19th
Read or Die
Read or Dream
Sailor Moon
One Piece
Case Closed

The United States is not the only country in the world producing books. Some of our most beloved classics were originally written in another language before being translated into English. Below you’ll find a list of authors who write in their native tongue but then get translated for us!

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Alexandre Dumas
Leo Tolstoy
Jorge Luis Borges
Paulo Coelho
Stieg Larsson
Haruki Murakami
Victor Hugo
Jules Verne
Isabel Allende
Jo Nesbo
Thomas Bernhard
Cornelia Funke
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Lars Kepler
Camilla Lackberg

(Happy Reading!)

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J (luckyladyvabch) | 177 comments Mod
I think I may continue with the Fairy Tail series this month and read a couple of books - they are funny. Thanks to Tom at the South Norfolk Library for the recommendation.

Fairy Tail, Vol. 01 (Fairy Tail, #1) by Hiro Mashima

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