Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read If You're In The Mood For Graphic Novels


Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week's topic for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Books To Read If You're In The Mood For X.  I elected to go for graphic novels.  I've read quite a few great ones recently that I would like to share.  Here we go, in alphabetical order:


Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice by John Layman






Hellblazer, Vol. 1: Original Sins by Jamie Delano


Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson


Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan




Watchman by Alan Moore


Y: The Last Man, Book 1 (The Deluxe Edition) by Brian K. Vaughan

So, what do you think of my list this week?  Have you ever read any of these graphic novels?  Do you have any recommendations for me?  What made your list this week?  Comments are appreciated - I try to respond to everyone!

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  1. I want to start reading more graphic novels. I used to read a lot of Manga back in my high school days.

    My TTT:Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. I used to read a bit of manga back in those days, too. I've heard of a few new series I'd like to try when it comes to manga.

      Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Great list & topic for this week! Matt Fraction's run wtih Hawkeye was definitely one of my favourites from the Marvel Now! run :)

    My TTT

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    1. I know right! I can't wait to get the my hands on the second volume! The first was so much fun. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hi Lauren,

    Graphic books are really not my thing, however they do command a good re-sale price when they are donated into the charity shop where I volunteer and I always admire the creativity and skill of the cover artists.

    I hope that you get plenty of great new recommendations after sharing this post :)

    Yvonne

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    1. Very true about resale price, although I usually pick mine up at the library. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  4. I'll have to see if they have some of these on Hoopla. I've only tried a few graphic novels (Saga being one of them), but I've liked them so far and am looking for more graphic novels to try. I find they work really well when I can't quite focus on or just kinda need a break from regular novels!

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy them! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. This is such a fun topic! I donʻt read many graphic novels, but my boyfriend does so Iʻll have to save some of these for future reference. Iʻve seen Nimona around the book-verse a lot lately, Iʻm definitely going to have to check it out.

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  6. Oew I like your topic ! I would love to read more graphic novels... but don't really know which ones.. Thanks !
    My TTT

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    1. This will give you a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I've never read any manga, but year ago a book group I was in read Watchmen, which in turn gave me courage to read the entire Y/Last Man series. Most of the graphic novels I've read since have been middle school appropriate (Smile, Sisters, Awkward, Sunny Side Up, Anya's Ghost are all terrific.) Nimona, Saga, and Thor are all on my to-read list, and I'll be checking out the first few you mention as well now!

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    1. I need to read more of Y: The Last Man series. I really enjoyed Smile and definitely want to try Sisters. Happy reading!

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  8. I've been meaning to read more graphic novels so this is a hugely helpful post for me! I loved Nimona and I will definitely have to check out the rest!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/top-ten-books-to-read-if-you-are-in.html

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    1. I hope you get to some of these! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. All except Watchmen are completely new to me. Thank you!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/03/ten-books-to-read-if-you-are-in-mood.html

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  10. Its nice to see you went with something different! I really need to hurry up and do Saga and I have heard great things about Nimona. Great list :)

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    1. I need more of Saga - the first volume is great! Happy reading!

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  11. This is a great list! I've been waiting to start Hawkeye & Thor for a while. I need to catch up on Ms Marvel and I LOVED Nimona!

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    1. Thanks! I recommend going with Hawkeye first! :)

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  12. Someday I am going to read Nimona! I promise :p Great list :)

    My TTT.

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  13. Some great covers. Maybe I need to start adding graphic novels to my TBR.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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    1. You might like to try one of these! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great choices! I read the first Chew volume and I really enjoyed it. That's a graphic novel series I need to continue for sure. I highly recommend the Locke & Key series by Joe Hill if you haven't read them yet. That's my favorite graphic novel series for sure. :)

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    1. I've really been wanting to try Locke and Key! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  15. I've been wanting to get started on reading some graphic novels, but didn't really know what was good and what wasn't. Now I have a good starting list! Thanks! Thanks for visiting my TTT too! Happy reading!

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    1. Now you have an idea of where to start! :)

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  16. Great list! I really need to read Nimona!

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    1. Thanks! It's so much fun - hope you'll like it!

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  17. Great topic! I've always liked Hawkeye but I haven't read those- I may have to. And I've heard so many good things about Saga...I just read the first Alex and Ada and liked it a lot.

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    1. Thanks! Definitely interested in hearing what you think! :)

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  18. I've not read a single graphic novel, but do own a Jane Austen graphic novel, and wouldn't mind reading some of those Marvel stories! :)

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    1. I'm really liking what Marvel Now is doing, especially with Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel. :)

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  19. There are loads on here that I want to read - especially Saga. I have a monthly subscription to Thor and it's probably my favourite of all those I get. Thor is just the best!

    Funnily enough, I picked up a copy of Watchmen on the weekend - I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Hope you like it! I want to continue on with Thor. Happy reading!

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  20. I'm going to bookmark this post because I really want to try a graphic novel this year. Thanks for the recs, Lauren!

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    1. You're very welcome! I hope you find some you like! :)

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  21. Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye look awesome! I haven't really read graphic novels, though I should, since they look like a lot of fun!

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    1. Couple of my favorite things coming out of Marvel right now! Happy reading!

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  22. I have copies of Nimona and Saga, and I'm looking forward to reading them soon. Great idea for a list!

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    1. You'll definitely have to let me know what you think of them! Happy reading!

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  23. AHHH I want to read Hawkeye and Ms Marvel and Nimona SO SO BAD!! My library has a horrific range of graphic novels, so I really don't read many. :P But they are so epic and fun!

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    1. These three especially! Hope you get the chance to pick them up! :)

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  24. Wow you've got such excellent recommendations here Cynthia :D I love Saga and currently have Thor and Nimona on my TBR. The others also look great and I'm totally adding them to my list as well. Thanks for the recs ^^

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  25. I don't read a lot of graphic novels but I'm sure I'd love them! Must add a few to my reading list! :D

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  26. I loved Watchmen! i read it for my english class on "postmodernism and comic books" and i loved it! great list for TTT this week!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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  27. I used to read comics, back in college, but for some reason I haven't yet plunged into graphic novels. But given that background and my liking for the Avengers movie series, I'd love to try both Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel. I've also read a lot of good things about Saga, so that's on my list to get around to eventually.

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  28. I really want to read more graphic novels. Nimona has definitely been popping up on my radar several times recently.

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  29. I don't read a ton of graphic novels, but I've been meaning to pick up Ms. Marvel for a while now. Great list!

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