Recent Graphic Novel Reads #2

A while ago, I did a round-up of the graphic novels I had read recently. Since I’ve been loving so many recently, I decided to do another round-up of all my favorite graphic novels (+ one manga) since then!

A while ago, I did a round-up of the graphic novels I had read recently. Since I’ve been loving so many recently, I decided to do another round-up of all my favorite graphic novels (+ one manga) since then!

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST

I read this entire 27 volume series at work in the last two weeks…it was so good! I had seen both anime series based on this manga, so I knew I loved it, but I had never gotten around to reading the manga even though I owned it in it’s entirety. This series had me laugh and crying and everything in between. There are so many tragic things that happen, but the characters are truly a delight to go on a journey with. I highly recommend this!

STARGAZING

This story was so cute, but so emotional at the same time. It is definitely a middle grade story, but I found it so charming and I absolutely loved it! I think in my previous post I had said that I don’t love Jen Wang’s art style, but I want to take that back! It has definitely grown on me and I love the stories she tells.

CHECK, PLEASE!

The first volume of Check, Please! was on my initial list, but the second and final volume has come out and it was so good! I love how this volume wrapped up the story. The two volumes cover four years, so some developments seem a little fast, but it was so cute overall! It definitely put me in the mood for some pie 🙂

HEARTSTOPPER

This series was also in my original post, but now there is another volume out! I absolutely adore the casual art style of this series and it’s a really cute story while also tackling harder topics. I could reread this series over and over!

AQUICORN COVE

Katie O’Neill’s soft stories and colorful art really are an absolute favorite of mine! Her stories are calm, but still really meaningful. In this book in particular, she has a message in the back about protecting our oceans and a whole section on what is happening and how we can help.

THE TEA DRAGON FESTIVAL

This is a companion to The Tea Dragon Society, which was on my original list. This book is a fair amount longer, but I loved it so much! I want to live in a world that Katie O’Neill has created.


What graphic novels or manga have you been enjoying recently?

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Best Books of Summer 2019!

Summer is officially coming to a close! Summer doesn’t really mean the same thing to me anymore since finishing school, but it was still quite a good reading season for me! I would say that in general, my favorite books this summer ended up being cute debuts with a little bit of magic.

Summer is officially coming to a close! Summer doesn’t really mean the same thing to me anymore since finishing school, but it was still quite a good reading season for me! I would say that in general, my favorite books this summer ended up being cute debuts with a little bit of magic.

A SKY PAINTED GOLD BY LAURA WOOD

I haven’t posted my review for this one yet, but spoiler, I LOVED it! It was gentle and soft, and the atmosphere was so captivating. I saw a lot of myself in the main character. This kind of historical fiction, where it isn’t set specifically in a certain historical event, is what I like from the genre.

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE BY CASEY MCQUISTON

This new adult romance took the internet by storm this year and I could not agree more with the hype! It was cute and diverse and left me feeling hopeful about what could happen in the future.

HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS BY ERIN. A CRAIG

I definitely think this book is more fitting for fall or winter, since it is spooky and dark, but it was so fun! I was so scared but I could not put it down. It is definitely creepier than your typical YA fantasy.

WICKED FOX BY KAT CHO

Another super fun YA fantasy debut! I truly felt like I was reading a KDrama while making my way through this one and I loved every second! The relationships between friends and parents are really what stands out to me.

SORCERY OF THORNS BY MARGARET ROGERSON

What could be bad about magical books, demons, and sorcerers? Nothing, that’s why I loved this book! It was fun, magical, and cute, and I couldn’t put it down.

HEARTSTOPPER BY ALICE OSEMAN

This romantic graphic novel is probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever read! The main characters are so soft and their relationship is so good.

THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY & AQUICORN COVE BY KATIE O’NEILL

I think these graphic novels are intended more for a younger audience, but I really loved them! The art style is absolutely the cutest and the stories are soft, but still important and full of diversity.

What were the best books you read this summer?

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