Your next read: January 2020 book recommendations

Winnipeg Public Library shares book suggestions from the graphic novel memoir genre

If you are looking for your next book to read, Kirsten, Branch Head at Harvey Smith Library has a few suggestions for you based on the graphic novel memoir genre.

Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home

 Cover of book Belonging with drawn women with orange jacket and blue jeans and pink beret-type hat
Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug

Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug is one of Kirsten’s favourite books over the past few years.

Being German herself, the book resonated with Kirsten. Through photos, drawings, archival materials, and other devices, Krug explores her own complicated family history relating to the Second World War.

Fun Home

Title of book Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel was featured on the Time to Read podcast in 2018 and was what sparked Kirsten’s interest in graphic novel memoirs.

In Fun Home, Bechdel explores her complex relationship with her father and addresses themes such as sexual orientation and emotional abuse. Kirsten describes this book as a groundbreaking graphic novel.

All of the above books are included in the Winnipeg Public Library collection. For more great reads and book talk download the latest Time to Read podcast on the first Friday of every month.

Was this information helpful?

How can we make this web page better?

Information collected will be used to improve our website. Do not use this form to submit a request for service or information because it will not be forwarded to departments for response. To submit a request for service or information, contact 311.

This form is not intended to collect personal information; however, any personal information you choose to include in your comments is collected by the City of Winnipeg under the authority of section 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of improving our website and will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes, except as authorized by law. Contact the Corporate Access and Privacy Officer by mail (City Clerk’s Department, Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1B9) or by telephone (311) if you have any questions about the collection of this information.