Tag Archives: Graphic Novel

Weekend Reads: Thornhill

Thornhill, Pam Smy A few weeks ago I wrote about Emma Cline’s novel, The Girls, and how deeply unsettling it is. Pam Smy’s gorgeously illustrated novel, Thornhill, is just as atmospheric and unsettling, but for different reasons. It’s the kind of book that’ll keep you

Weekend Reads: Goldie Vance, Vol. 2

Goldie Vance Vol. 2, Hope Larson & Brittney Williams If you’re a fan of lighthearted mysteries with a cast of wonderfully diverse characters and you’re not keeping up with Goldie Vance then you’re seriously missing out. Sixteen-year-old Super Sleuth, Marigold “Goldie” Vance, lives with her

Weekend Reads: Spill Zone

The Spill Zone, Scott Westerfeld In Scott Westerfeld’s new graphic novel, three years ago an event of unknown origin destroyed the working-class city of Poughkeepsie. What’s left behind is the titular Spill Zone. While no one knows what triggered the event, there’s one thing for

Weekend Reads: The Stone Heart

The Nameless City: The Stone Heart, Faith Erin Hicks Like a lot of people, I was a huge fan of the animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. And, like a lot of people, I was sad to see it go and constantly on the hunt for

Weekend Reads: Tetris

Tetris, Box Brown Almost everyone I know grew up playing Tetris. It’s an addictive, unending puzzle that hooks you with brightly colored, geometric, stackable blocks. But not everyone knows the story of how Tetris came to be. That’s where Box Brown and his latest nonfiction

Weekend Reads: Newsprints

Newsprints, Ru Xu Here’s the thing– I don’t usually read Manga. I’m constantly reading comics and graphic novels, but Manga as a medium for story telling has never appealed to me in the same way. That being said, when Ru Xu’s clearly Manga -inspired debut,

Weekend Reads: ApocalyptiGirl

ApocalyptiGirl, Andrew MacLean What’s not to like about a book described as “a sci-fi epic about a post apocalyptic life (and cat ownership)”? I love cats and I love stories of people surviving after the fall of man, so I knew that ApocalyptiGirl was destined

Weekend Reads: Ghosts

Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier Welp. Raina Telgemeier has done it again. And by it, I mean write and illustrate a beautiful and emotionally powerful coming-of-age story that gave me a whole lot of feelings. That story is Ghosts. Catrina and her family are moving to the foggy

Weekend Reads: Goliath

Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. A young man named David slays a Philistine giant with a slingshot and a well-aimed rock to the head. The giant, however, “was armed with a coat of mail and had greaves of brass upon his legs.”

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