TITLE: Note to Self
AUTHOR: Connor Franta
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Connor Franta tells us about his inner thoughts through essays, poetry, and photography.
GENRE: Memoir | Essays | Poetry | Non-Fiction
DNF: Did Not Finish at 37%
DISCLAIMER: Prior to reading this I had no idea who Connor Franta was. And frankly, I’m still not sure. All I know now is that he’s a popular YouTube vlogger, but I’ve never seen his videos and therefore I’m not a fan.
TITLE: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
AUTHOR: Allison Bechdel
ILLUSTRATOR: Allison Bechdel
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: In the wake of her father’s death and her coming out, Allison discovers her dad was gay which prompts her to journey in trying to understand him better.
GENRE: Coming of Age | Memoir | Graphic Novel | LGBT+ | Non Fiction
NOTE: There’s a couple of graphic sex scenes depicted in this book. This has also been turned into a Broadway musical of the same name.
DIRECTOR: Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
RUNTIME: 96 minutes
SUMMARY: Marjane Satrapi tells the story of her life living in Iran in the midst of the cultural revolution.
GENRE: Coming of Age | Animated
NOTES: Based on the graphic memoir, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Quickly after I read Persepolis, I found out there was a movie adaptation from a couple of years back. The movie was co directed by Marjane Satrapi, the author of the graphic novel, and Vincent Paronnaud. It was also nominated for best animated feature film in various award shows like the Oscars and the Golden Globe. So, of course I had to find this film and watch it. Continue reading
AUTHOR: Marjane Satrapi
SUMMARY: Marjane tells the story of her childhood and teenage years living in Iran in the midst of the Islamic Revolution.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Memoir | Coming of Age | Non-Fiction
NOTE: I read the The Complete Persepolis which has all the volumes in one book. Continue reading
AUTHOR: Art Spiegelman
SUMMARY: Art Spiegelman writes about his father’s experience during the Holocaust.
GENRE: Graphic Novel | Memoir | Non-Fiction | Historical
RATING: 4/5 Continue reading