Now that you’ve heard all about a few of our favorite graphic novels and comics … We have more! Because of course we do.
I saw this book on Goodreads a few months ago and have been dying to get my hands on a copy. But, alas, my library does not have it and I haven’t found it in bookstores yet. It’s the story of a shark-obsessed girl living in Wales and how she uses what she knows about sharks to make sense of her world. One I can’t wait to get my hands on. -A
Oh, the sweet peaceful world of summer camp. Running from mutant wolves, canoeing with sea monsters, and finding magical artifacts. Just like everyone’s childhood, right? Ha! Nooooo. This camp for hardcore lady types will give you a never-ending summer like no other. Monsters, magic, and mayhem–what’s no to love? - K
From the same author who brought us Smile, Sisters, and DramaGhosts follows two sisters who move to the West Coast and discover their neighborhood is haunted. I have yet to get my hands on a copy of this one either, but it looks soooo good. - A
At first I didn’t like this graphic memoir. I’m not at the stage of life where I have to care for my parents like Roz does in this book. But after a couple of chapters, the memoir begins to look at life and what really hold on to. What means the most to us us when we’re 90 as apposed to when we are 45? This book will break your heart and then have you picking up the phone to call your parents. It’s just THAT good. - K
This is the first graphic novel I ever read. They must be read together to get the full effect. Boxers is the story of Little Bao, who channels the power of the gods to fight the Westerners who attacked his village. Saints is a parallel narrative by Yang, a Christian girl whose town is attacked by the Boxers. Not only are the illustrations magnificent, but it’s an amazing experience to read the same story from two different perspectives. - A
Oh. My. Stars. I loved this book. When it first came out, I was skeptical. So I waited this long to read it. Shame on me. It’s amazing! The new Thor is a strong and talented woman who is not over sexualized or forced to bare a feminized name, like she-hulk or Batgirl. Bravo, Marvel! - K
Next month, we’ll have a plethora of books in translation to talk about. You can find a sneak peak of our picks over in our Goodreads group. Until next time!