Sorry folks; I am busy, busy at the moment and haven’t been able to hassle people to give me their guest posts for this series.
Possibly a good thing, although, naturally, I’ve still found time to surf for pron.
Priorities. I has ’em. *GRIN*
Anyways, I thought it would be interesting to see what have been some of your favourite yaoi or m/m graphic novel reads – no matter when they were originally published – in 2010.
This is one of mine:
What I said about Shiho Sugiura’s Silver Diamond series on goodreads:
“I picked up this manga series largely on a whim and I am so glad that I did. This contains all of my favourite themes in manga/anime: mystery, evil vs good, fantasy, magical powers, other worlds, a main character with purity and innocence who impacts the world around them, and the possibility of boy love. Awesomesauce.”
I would thoroughly recommend Silver Diamond to anyone intrigued by these themes and who prefer non-explicit manga.
But that’s me… What have you really liked this year?
Erm… *waves hello at Kris*
Non-explicit? *raises eyebrows* Seriously?
I guess Crimson Spell is one of the recent ones that really turned my crank. I also enjoyed those Drown in Love, Fall in Love ones.
This year I liked Dog Style 1-3 which I just discovered by Modoru Motoni, How To Seduce A Vampire by Nimosaku Shimada, Cute Devil by Hiro Madarame and I finally read the Yakuza in Love series by Kano. I recently re-read Duetto by Aoi Kujyou and loved it as much as I did the first time and Shards of Affection which, because of the supernatural bent, is a fave as well. Did you ever read Rose of the Rhine by Minami? Her other stuff, like Pleasure Dome is not really my thing but I liked that one.
My two favourites this year have been Age Called Blue which no-onew apart from me likes too much and U Don't Know Me. I like contemporary plots with a bit of angst thrown in and these fit the bill well.
My veri word is nodlik, sounds like an instruction to me :).
Haven't read any m/m graphic novels, so I can't offer any recommendations, but I wanted to say that I'm glad you have your priorities straight, Kris. 😀
Chris: Gee, Chris. That's… great…
Tam: “Non-explicit? *raises eyebrows* Seriously?”
Are you trying to insinuate something, Tam??
I liked both of those too, especially Crimson Spell which is a keeper for me.
Mare: You kill me. Swear to God, I go on a yaoi shopping spree whenever you make recommendations. Every. Single. Time. And I've not read any of these.
Jenre: Um, did you see what I thought of Age Called Blue on goodreads? 🙂 I have my own copy of U Don't Know Me. I reread it quite often. Really love it.
“My veri word is nodlik, sounds like an instruction to me :).”
LOL. Let's hope hubs is there to enjoy it. 😉
Richelle: “… but I wanted to say that I'm glad you have your priorities straight, Kris. :D”
I knew there was bound to be someone who approved. Not really surprised it was you. 😛
You gave it 4 stars, I see.
OK, everyone in the swap, except me and Kris didn't like it too much.
Happy now? :P.
Jen: Much. 😛
I basically hated it. But I gave it 2 stars. It made no sense to me, I couldn't tell what was present, and what was past and I hated the drawing. Oh well. It was bound to happen. LOL
re: Age Called Blue (The title was dumb too)
Gosh, Tam. Tell us what you really think, hun. 🙂
Hope things get less crazy soon!
I'm currently enjoying two manga (not yaoi manga though) series – Banana Fish and Hands Off. If we're talking yaoi manga I enjoyed Steal Moon. And delving into graphic novels – Black Wade 🙂
Orannia: I really like Makoto Tateno's work, who is the author of Steal Moon. Her Yellow and her Hero Heel series are firmly on my keepers' shelf. As is, of course, Black Wade. *g*
Shoot! I have to start thinking yaoi all day every day so I can come up with a fun post… pretty boys… silly boys… crying boys…
Miranda: Does that mean I can start hassling you soon? 😛