So you need to read a graphic novel in order to complete a BINGO, but you don’t know where to start. Let me help you. My own introduction to graphic novels was Bill Willingham’s Fables series. This epic series is a very grown-up retelling of classic fables and fairy tales. It’s still one of my favorite series. But you aren’t ready to jump into a 22-volume, Eisner Award winning series? No problem!
Try something cute, light, and funny:
Or maybe a graphic biography or memoir? We have books about familiar figures as well as ordinary people. Here are some of my favorites:
Ready to jump into a series? Let’s do it!
Maybe you’d like to try a classic:
Finally, let’s not forget the superheroes:
If none of these strike your fancy, come on in and browse our collection. Graphic novels are visual, you might just have to see them to find the one that’s right for you.
Today is author George R. R. Martin’s birthday! Commonly known for his (still in progress) book series Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin has a long list of books including the Dreamsongs series, Hedge Knight series, Game of Thrones comic books and graphic novels, and the contribution to the Wild Cards series.
Grab one of his books in the Science Fiction and Fantasy section at the library and celebrate what amazing talent was born on this day, 68 years ago!
Normally I love making lists of books, but I agonize over these end of the year favorites lists. After reviewing all the books that I read this year I discovered that this is the first time in many years that I read more adult (non-YA) books that YA books. Does this mean I am a real grown-up now? I hope not! I also noted that this was a year dominated by science fiction, fantasy, and amazing graphic novels. Ok, let’s get started!
- The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones.
2. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.
3. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson.
4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
5. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz. (This is a bit of a tease as it isn’t due out until March 2016)
6. Bingo’s Run by James Levine.
7. Lock In by John Scalzi.
8. The Martian by Andy Weir.
9. Descender, vol.1: Tin Stars by Jeff Trillium.
10. Rat Queens, vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery and vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygot by Kurtis Wiebe.
Of course, I can’t finish this list without mentioning some of my favorite YA books.