Top Ten Graphic Novels Read in 2018


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week our topic is: Top 10 Graphic Novels Read so far in 2018

Listed in no particular order.

oneBrazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu is probably the best graphic novel I’ve read this year. I love her illustrations and I loved the selection of women presented in this book. Some women I had never heard of and I enjoyed learning their stories and may have to find out even more about them later. I’m not a huge fan of nonfiction reading, but this graphic novel really brought out my curiosity and I may have to do some more research on some of these ladies.

twoKindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler – this graphic novel is an adaptation of the book, which I had never read so I cannot quite compare the two. I really enjoyed the story and the illustrations were beautifully drawn. A very harsh story that involved time travel and not wanting to interfere with the time line no matter the tragedies that ensued for our main character.

three Speak: The Graphic Novel Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson – another adaptation of a very popular book that discusses rape and overcoming being silent about what happened. I really thought this was well-done, having read the book. The graphic novel edition is certainly one that will make this story more available to struggling readers and is a must read for young men and women.

four Be Prepared Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol – all the haunting memories of camp have now come back thanks to this book lol. For kids who have gone to camp, they will be able to relate to some aspect and those who have not can live vicariously through the hard and happy moments. Love her illustrations and her characters are always so unique.

five Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 (Castle in the Stars, #1) Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 (Castle in the Stars, #1) by Alex Alice – A gorgeous graphic novel that has a steampunk setting. I love the adventure, the illustrations and the characters! 🙂

six Giant Days, Vol. 7 (Giant Days, #7) Giant Days by John Allison is one of my most favorite series – about three college girls and all their drama. So much hilarious moments and I’m so in love with all the characters I can never wait to read the next volume.

seven Mike's Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv by Jack Baxter – Wow. This graphic novel blew me away. Lots of feels and a bit of history I hadn’t read much on. Love the way this was told and illustrated.

eight California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas by Penelope Bagieu – A fantastic graphic novel, now I really want to listen to more of this music and learn more about Cass. It’s great to see someone get far even being an unideal size for that industry!

nine Damsels, Volume 1 Damsels, Volume 1 by Leah Moore – Love this mash up of fairy tales with some awesome action and adventure. Definitely a series I will seek out more of!

ten The Prince and the Dressmaker  The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang-   Absolutely loved everything about this book. The characters, the illustrations, the story… oh so perfect. I love the ending especially… nothing like a happily ever after. 🙂

Let me know if you have any suggestions for me, I’m always looking for new graphic novels to check out! 🙂


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