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?
13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday // Graphic novels I’m thankful for”
This is such a great list. I so love graphic novels and I’ve heard marvelous things about Monsters. Waiting to get my hands on it!
Ah thank you so much! Monstress is really great, the art is so well done 😀
Funny you should mention Monstress cause I was just looking at that title as a possible gift to someone (and myself.) I have a weakness for sporty books, especially when it features my favourite sport in the world so I need to get my hands on Check! Please. Brilliant list.
Oooh if you get Monstress, let me know what you think! I’ve seen some people say this didn’t love it because they found the plot convoluted, but I thought it was great! I’m a sucker for beautiful art too! I honestly cannot recommend Check! Please enough, it’s SO SOFT AND CUTE. ❤
So many great graphic novels on this list!! I love Heartstopper, Check Please, and Pumpkinheads too, and I really need to read Moonstruck because it sounds adorable! 😀
Aww thank you! Moonstruck is pretty wacky in places, but very fun and really diverse 🙂 I thoroughly enjoyed the first volume and I need to get the second at some point. Hope you enjoy it if you end up getting a copy!
Love your list! There are quite a few that I loved and some on my TBR.
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the ones on your TBR 😀
Great list! I’ve heard so many good things about The Best We Could Do, and I need to give Heartstopper a try, too.
The Best We Could Do is undoubtedly the most powerful graphic novel I’ve ever read. It’s pretty intense and emotional, whereas Heartstopper is light-hearted and gentle, so it depends what you’re in the mood for 😀
I really want to read more graphic novels so I’ll definitely be adding some of these to my tbr list!
Oh that’s great to hear! Let me know if you end up reading any of them soon 😀