#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR. Thank you E. for the awesome graphic for these posts as well!
It’s my first full week back at work this week, so goodbye to my long lie-ins! I will miss them terribly. The theme for this week’s #5OnMyTBR is graphic novels. I’m rather ashamed to say I’ve never actually read a graphic novel….But I think 2021 should definitely be the year that changes! I have no idea if it’ll be a media I enjoy, but I have to at least give it a chance! So here’s five graphic novels I’m hoping to get to in 2021.
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
The Magic Fish has been all over my Twitter/Insta timelines for the past few months, and absolutely everyone is raving about it. So this is likely to be the very first graphic novel I try! It’s about a boy trying to find the words to tell his parents he’s gay, “a beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected”.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
All of these graphic novels come highly recommended from the online book community because I really had no idea where to start so these are all ones I’ve heard lots of people talk about! (And love). The Prince and the Dressmaker is about a genderfluid prince who dresses as a princess during the evenings and hides his secret during the day, and his best friend and, duh, dressmaker, who longs for greatness.
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
Gender Queer gets the award for graphic novel that has been on my radar the longest – since it came out in fact in 2019. So I really need to get a move on and actually read it. This is an autobiographical graphic novel about Maia and eir journey of self-identity that started as a way to explain to eir family about what it means to be nonbinary and asexual.
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu
This witchy graphic novel follows a young witch who works in her grandmother’s bookshop and helps investigate any supernatural occurences in their small town. When she’s investigating a wolf, she runs into her childhood crush (A NONBINARY WEREWOLF!!!!!) fighting a demon.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
This beauty is all about a supervillain & their shapeshifting sidekick who vow to prove the people at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But the sidekick’s powers are mysterious and she’s growing more unpredictable every day…. Yes please, a tale of superheroes and supervillains that subverts the usual media portrayal of the heroic law enforcement and shows them as the monsters they are!
And those are five graphic novels on my TBR! As I said at the start, I really have no idea where to start with graphic novels as I’ve never read any before so I would love some more recommendations. Let me know if you have any in the comments!