Monthly Recommendations is a Goodreads group created and hosted by Kayla Rayne @ Kayla Rayne and Trina @ Between Chapters. I used to do these videos when I was on BookTube, and I really miss them, so I’ve decided to try to do them on the blog every month. February’s topic is our favorite graphic novels or mixed media. I love reading graphic novels, so I’m excited to share my picks with you!
(Covers link to Goodreads)
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. vol. 1 by Emil Ferris // I will never stop shouting my love of this book from the rooftops. It’s one of the most masterful pieces of literature I’ve ever read. Not only is the pen art style stunning and striking, but this story totally captured my heart. I ADORE being in Karen’s head. I also love the unique format– often, you have to physically turn the book around to catch everything on each page. It’s so brilliantly written in every regard and I just need everyone to read it.
March Trilogy by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell // This is Civil Rights leader and politician John Lewis’s memoir, told in a three-part graphic novel format. Rep. Lewis is my Congressman, and reading about everything he went through during his extraordinary life made me even more proud to have him representing me. This series should be required reading in American schools.
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill // The cutest, most inclusive fairytale. The illustrations are adorable, and this story is just so much fun.
Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky // My love for this graphic novel series knows no bounds. Each volume has me in stitches from laughing. It’s fun and absolutely hilarious, and the art is so cool! I can’t recommend this one enough. (Obviously, contains sexual content)
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi // This is another graphic novel memoir, one that chronicles Satrapi’s adolescence in Iran during the Revolution. The art style is very minimalist and unique. I really enjoyed reading about this part of history that’s often glossed over in the Western world.
Spell on Wheels, Vol. 1 by Kate Leth, Megan Levens, & Marissa Louise // This is an awesome, diverse graphic novel about three best friends who happen to be witches. They go on a road trip to recover items that have been stolen from them. It’s such a fun concept, and I really hope they publish more volumes in the future!
Have you read any of my recommendations? What is your favorite graphic novel or comic?