Want Books: Pinoy Graphic Novel Edition


Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted by Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.


Elmer is a window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, where they can now consider themselves a race no different than browns, black, or whites. Recognizing themselves to be sentient, the inexplicably evolved chickens push to attain rights for themselves as the newest members of the human race. (Summary from Goodreads)




A story of love and tragedy. Jenny fell out of love from Eric. Eric started a killing spree out of desperation for the love of his life. (Summary from Goodreads)
Jesse sees dead people, monsters, demons, and lots of other things that go bump in the night that no one else can see. No one except his ailing grandmother - a woman who used her visions to help those living in her small town... the same rural community in all the scary stories Jesse's heard as a child. Man-eating ogres in trees. Farmhouses haunted by wraiths. Even pigs possessed by the devil. Upon his grandmother's passing, Jesse has no choice but to face his demons and whatever else might be awaiting him at grandma's house (Summary from Goodreads)


Timid, 16-year old Kate Mennella is just like any average high school girl from Saint Xander International High; she studies hard and has a crush on their basketball star Calvin Jacobs.
Except she has a distinct disadvantage compared to the other girls: Whenever Kate gets excited...something happens to her. To make matters worse, Calvin Jacobs is unbelievably dense, and our poor heroine is completely invisible to him. Unable to do anything but literally stay silent whenever he's around, it's up to Kate's more agressive best friend, Kara Francesco, to step in and get these two lovebirds together--by any means necessary. Chock-full of silly gags, awkward situations, and tingly romance, Love is in the Bag is an atypical love comedy that's sure to brighten your day...and prove that in love, with the right set of friends, it's all in the bag. (Summary from Goodreads)

Gerry Alanguilan's books, Elmer and Wasted, were recommended to me by Tricia of In Lesbians with Books. Elmer is unlike anything I've heard before. I feel that it would be like Chicken Run plus Planet of the Apes kind of thing. (Does that make sense?) Wasted seems like a harrowing and haunting read. As for Lola by J. Torres, Elbert Or, and Jonas Diego, the cover illustration caught my attention and I love me some Pinoy paranormal action. While Love is in the Bag by Ace Vitangcol, and Jed Siroy, seems like a cutesy and fun read. And I've never had Pinoy manga before.

I hope to get a hold of these titles someday and increase the number of Filipino Authors on my "Read List."

What about you, what's your on your "want book" list this week?


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