Top Ten Tuesday: Graphic Novel Favorites & TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jamie @ The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is visuals so books with pictures essentially! Graphic novels, comics, or picture books you can do your favorites or ones that are on your TBR whichever you like. I decided to do graphic novels and since I have yet to read as many as I’d like I only have a few that are truly my favorites and the rest on this list will be graphic novels on my TBR!

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10.) The Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman

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Of course I wanted to read these because I like the TV show (even though I’m like 3 seasons behind) and I was actually pleasantly surprised. I had assumed watching the TV show would spoil the graphic novels but while they stay similar the graphic novels tell a different story than the show. I actually think I may prefer these more!

9.) Hyperbole & A Half by Allie Brosh

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This is humor and non-fiction but it is also technically a graphic novel! It’s probably the funniest thing I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading and I highly recommend it!

You can read my full review here.

8.) Watchmen by Alan Moore

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I’ll be honest I wanted to read this only after watching (and adoring) the movie but there is also a reason this is one of the greatest graphic novels of all time! It’s dark, gritty and violent but it’s also just an amazing graphic novel hands down. This is technically about superheroes but I would say for people who aren’t necessarily superhero fans you’d still like this because the Watchmen are not your average superhero….if you can even call them “heroes” at all.

7.) Amulet Vol. 1 The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

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This is actually a fantastic series from what I’ve read (the whole thing isn’t finished yet) it’s more Middle Grade but I think it can be enjoyable for all ages. It’s kind of fantasy and sci-fi mixed together with a new world, flying ships, robots, elves, and creatures! Highly recommend this series!

You can read my full series review here.

6.) Through The Woods by Emily Caroll

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This graphic novel is amazing it’s a collection of short, open-ended, horror stories and they are absolutely creepy! It doesn’t have any jump scares but more of the slow, hair rising up the back of our neck style of scares. Plus the art is just beautiful!

You can read my full review here.

5.) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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Fantasy and humor this graphic novel is utter perfection! I can’t really find the words to describe how amazing this is….you should probably just go read it.

You can read my full review here.

Now On To The TBR Graphic Novels!

4.) In Real Life by Cory Doctorow

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This came recommended by a lot of bloggers and is about a girl who plays online video games basically. I’m female. I’m a gamer. So I’m in.

3.) Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

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This one also came recommended to me a lot so I got a copy! This is about a girl who falls into a well and finds herself befriending the ghost that lives down there.

2.) The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephan Collins

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Another recommendation that I bought, it’s just waiting for me on my shelves. I think the title kind of sums up what it’s about…..

1.) The Wicked + The Divine by Gillen McKelvie & Wilson Cowles

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I’ve seen a lot of other bloggers read this and it caught my eye, it’s about 12 gods who, every 30 years, are incarnated as humans who are also pop stars. Sounds interesting enough, right?

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Are any of these on your TBR?

What are some of your favorite graphic novels?

Let me know in the comments and feel free to link up your TTT as well!

The Sassy

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Graphic Novel Favorites & TBR

  1. Devouring Books and Lattes January 31, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I’m not a huge reader of graphic novels, but this post reminds me of a few that I definitely want to read. The only graphic novels I’ve read are Maus I and II. This needs to change asap. Hmm. Thanks for the reminder of some awesome ways to expand my reading list πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    • thesassygeek February 1, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      I’ve heard really good things about Maus as well so I’ve had it on my radar! Happy you liked my post, thank you! πŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek February 1, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      I think it’s definitely one that doesn’t get enough attention, I hope you enjoy it I think it’s just excellent! πŸ™‚

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  2. Zezee January 31, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I fell asleep while watching Watchmen, but I’d love to read the comic. I got it last year. I’d also love to read Hyperbole and a Half and Through the Woods.
    Amulet and Wicked + the Divine both have great artwork. The story in TWTD didn’t appeal much to me, but Amulet was interesting. I recommend both though for the art.

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    • thesassygeek February 1, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Watchmen actually took me a few tries to really appreciate it, I didn’t like it at first but it grew on me the comic is even better so I hope you like it! πŸ™‚
      TWTD sounds kind of cool but there are things about it that didn’t sound like I’d be crazy for, so you saying that only makes me think I may be right. I’d still give it a try and I may overlook it if the art is that awesome! πŸ™‚


  3. Reg @ She Latitude February 1, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I’ve read In Real Life and I quite enjoyed it! While it was pretty ordinary and forgettable storyline-wise, the art was very pretty and it really appealed to me as I used to be a huge online gamer when I was younger. I hope you like it. ❀

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    • thesassygeek February 1, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you and I’m glad to hear that! I like to find graphic novels that aren’t part of a series or part of Marvel/DC comics all the time so this one sounded interesting! πŸ™‚


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  5. Michelle February 3, 2017 / 2:11 am

    I still need to read Nimona and Amulet (hopefully this year) πŸ˜€ The Wicked & The Divine is on my TBR too! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on that one 😊

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    • thesassygeek February 6, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Graphic novels are such an excellent way to catch up on reading and I think even get yourself out of reading slumps because they’re so quick and easy to read! I’m sure I’ll be trying to read more this year and I really hope you love both Nimona and Amulet since I thought they were both amazing! 😁

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  6. emilymbird February 5, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I adore Nimona! I’ve also read Anya’s Ghost and The Wicked + The Divine. I recommend both of them, glad to see them on your TBR! One warning is that the first chapter of so of The Wicked + The Divine can be a little confusing, but it’s worth it!

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    • thesassygeek February 10, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Awesome I’m glad to hear those are both good ones, I just need to get my hands on a copy of TW+TD I hate that graphic novels are so expensive…..
      Good to know it’s worth pushing through I know I hate confusing beginnings! 😁

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