Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:
November 26: Thankful Freebie
For this week’s theme, I wanted to share some graphic novels I’m grateful exist!
I read this recently and it was so cute and autumnal. The art style is gorgeous and I wish it wasn’t a standalone so I could get more of these two.
Another very cute graphic novel, with beautiful, pastel colours and lots of diversity.
This is also really funny and made me laugh out loud at times (which is rare for any book for me).
The Best We Could Do
Possibly one of my favourite graphic novels ever. This is about three generations of a Vietnamese-American family, and it’s so heart-felt and moving.
It’s one of those ‘everyone should read this’ books and I’m so thankful it exists.
The Steel Prince
When Victoria Schwab, my queen, announced that she was writing the script for a graphic novel series, based on her Shades of Magic world, I made an unholy sound.
This series follows a young prince Maxim Maresh, Rhy and Kell’s father, as he gets into adventures and trouble.
The art style is a lot less ‘soft’ than some of the others on this list, but I like it because it suits the story.
This was the epitome of cute. The full graphic novel is coloured in shades of blue and the art style is so soft.
It’s about baking, realising the value of family, and falling in love.
Oh, and it’s queeeer.
A graphic novel about fencing, with gay characters, bags of originality, and an enemies-to-lovers romance?
Yes, thanks, I’ll take seven.
I couldn’t make a list of graphic novels I’m thankful for without including Heartstopper. This series just gives me wonderful warm feelings every time I read it.
If you haven’t read it yet, get thyself to a bookstore young beaver.
Yes, I’m including another queer sports graphic novel on this list. No, I am not sorry.
Check! Please is absolutely wonderful and I’m so happy I’ve read it.
I’ll admit, I started off this series a little unsure, but within a couple of volumes I was sold.
Ms Marvel is a brilliant, feminist superhero series, and although the art style isn’t my favourite, I keep coming back for more because it’s funny, dramatic, and has some great moral messages.
I’ve only read one volume of Monstress so far, but the artwork is a gift.
The details in backgrounds, clothing, and facial expressions are stunning. It’s a pretty violent, gory series, but so intriguing and readable too.
Which books are you thankful for? Do you read graphic novels much?