Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Graphic Novels We Can’t Believe We Haven’t Read Yet
We don’t feature graphic novels often on TTT posts. The Broke and the Bookish allowed us to pick any genre/form, so we were excited to explore graphic novels this week.
1. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
I have always wanted to read this GN. Everyone raves about it. Now, I wish I had added it to my #mustreadin2015 list!
2. Maus II by Art Speigelman
I loved Maus I, so I would love to read the sequel.
3. Blankets by Craig Thompson
This graphic novel has received rave reviews, and the cover is beautiful
4. Stitches by David Small
Ever since this book came out, it has been on my TBR list. Why the heck haven’t I read it yet?
5. El Deafo by Cece Bell
Arg! Why haven’t I read this yet? It is on so many lists of top books from last year.
I love graphic novels, and they are a large portion of my reading each year. These are the ones I just haven’t gotten around to yet.
1. Blankets by Craig Thompson
This is the one that I hear about the most when I say I love graphic novels: “You haven’t read Blankets?!“
2. The rest of the Fables series by Bill Willingham
I read the first 12 of this series, and I was sucked into the world. Now I just need to read the rest of the GNs that have come out (and I’ll maybe need to reread the first 12).
3. Spin offs of Fables by Bill Willingham
Fables has a couple of spin off series that I would love to read as well.
4. Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang
I cannot believe I haven’t read these yet! I love Yang’s work, and I own them! Unacceptable.
5. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan
The premise of this GN series sounds so fascinating! “Y” is the only living male on the planet after a plague killed off all humans with the Y chromosome. Crazy!
Which graphic novels do you want to read?
7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Graphic Novels We Can’t Believe We Haven’t Read Yet”
My 13 year old girl has been bugging me to read Blankets for the longest time – but not sure whether it’s appropriate for her just yet. 🙂 Loved some of the titles you shared here. Stitches is great.
Stitches is such a powerful book!
I don’t know much about Blankets except I have been told it is brilliant, but this makes me want to read it even more.
I’m with Myra–Stitches is great. Kind of a grueling read, however. I’m booktalking it today in Children’s Lit–it usually circulates like mad after one person reads it and raves. I love the word Kellee uses for not having read Boxers & Saints: “Unacceptable.” LOL. I so relate to that feeling about certain books. (Boxers & Saints is pretty wonderful too–though again not an easy read.) Blankets is one I haven’t gotten to yet either. A graphic novel shelf of shame! I’m going to have to think about that one.
Grueling is a good adjective for it though it is so worth reading.
I should have a shelf of shame for books I NEED to read 🙂 Love that Elisabeth!
I’ve read Maus I & Maus II ages ago and enjoyed reading them.
Here’s my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-cant.html
Maus I think is the first GN that made the mainstream realize that they are more than JUST comics.
Oooh…great lists, as usual! I have really just gotten into graphic novels this past year and am hooked. I also want to read Stitches and El Deafo. The rest were new to me, so thanks for the ideas!
I read Blankets in December and really enjoyed it. Here’s my review if either of you want to know more about it and see a sample page:
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