Top 5 Graphic Novel Reads of 2018

  1. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson is a quirky and fun science fictiony read. Perfect for YA readers or just people who love reading about adventures, this full color comic series is a great adventure.

2. Giant Days by John Allison is a new adult or YA comic series about three women in university. This mostly details their adventures with living independently and their developing relationships/friendships. This series is full of comedy, and a fun light-hearted read. 

3. The March trilogy by John Lewis is a bit on the heavier side, as Lewis takes us through some of the Civil Rights Movement and his involvement with it. This historical graphic memoir is sure to teach you something, or just soothe your activist soul. 

4. Spinning by Tillie Walden is Walden’s debut graphic memoir of her involvement in ice skating. Growing up, her family encouraged her to continue pursuing ice skating, but more than that this is a story of the rocky road to growing up queer and feminine. It’s a very personal feeling memoir that stood out to me for it’s honesty.

5. My Favorite Thing is Monsters  by Emil Ferris is a historical fiction account of young Karen in 1960’s Chicago. Karen is not sure where she fits in to what’s going on around her, and she develops an almost science fiction lens with which to view the world. Ferris’s drawing is not to miss, and this big tome really showcases her abilities. 

One thought on “Top 5 Graphic Novel Reads of 2018

  1. All these books look interesting to me! (except maybe “Lumberjanes,” because I have no idea what that one’s about.) I don’t read a lot of graphic novels and I’d like to start getting more familiar with the genre. Great list! 🙂


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