A Rogue Librarian's Reading List

{September 4, 2011}   Comics and manga of the week (5)

Bride Story, volume 1 by Kaoru Mori

  • 20-year old Amir is sent from her tribe to marry a boy 8 years her junior. A beautiful tale of family love and daily life in Central Asia.

Cat’s Eye, volume 8 (French) by Tsukasa Hojo

  • The three beautiful female art thieves travel to a snow festival and a tropical island in search of their targets and come closer to discovery than ever.

An Even More Beautiful Lie by Kei Kanai

  • Kurosu is in awe of Yukari’s art but upon meeting, he falls in love with the neurotic, genius artist.

Family Compo, volume 6 (French) by Tsukasa Hojo

  • I am a huge Hojo fan. I love this series about orphaned Masahiko who goes to live with his uncle, now aunt, her husband (also transexual)  and their daughter (?) Shion.

Fruits Basket, volume 4 (French) by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, volume 5 (French) by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, volume 6 (French) by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, volume 7 (French) by Natsuki Takaya

  • Tohru meets more troubled members of the Sohma family, and deepens her bonds with Yuki and Kyo. Can she be the one who can ease the pain of the curse?

Kings of Shogi, volume 2 (French) by Masaru Katori & Jiro Ando

  • Young Shion continues competing as a professional Shogi player. She and two other girls may change the world of  women’s shogi.

Marvel Her-oes, by Grace Randolf

  • Three female characters from the Marvel universe go to high school and try to hide their powers.

Sky Link by Shiro Yamada

  • Two lovely boys’ love stories: the first about a teacher and his troubled student; the second about a boy who loves beautiful things, including his childhood friend Yuki, but is afraid to destroy them by touching them.

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