Top Ten Tuesday | Visuals


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week it’s all about visuals. The post says comic books, graphic novels, or picture books. I am choosing to interpret it as any book that chooses to forgo the standard just words format and gets a little creative. The last four on my list are going to be graphic novels that I wish to read!


House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – Forever a favourite!

Illuminae Series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Such a neat way in telling a space story! I need to get my hands on that Sleeping Giants book.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs – The addition of photos in these books makes the story feel a lot more real.

Me, Earl & the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – I may be wrong here but I think that this book was told in an interesting way, wasn’t it?

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix – The addition of IKEA instructions at the beginning of the chapters was genius.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – The illustrations were great in adding to the nature of the story.

top10-131-gnSaga by Brian K Vaughan – I’ve been seeing this everywhere for years and I just need to get my hands on them to see what the hype is about!

Mau5 by Art Spiegelman – Always wanted to read this!

Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow – This is what the movie coming out with Scarlett Johannson is based on right?

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh – I know there is a movie based on this that people have issues with but they said that the graphic novel was better in a sense.

What’s on your list? Any graphic novels you recommend? I’ve been really wanting to starting reading more of them this year.



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20 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday | Visuals

  1. Yay for Saga! So glad I’m seeing it on so many lists today, it’s one of the best series out there I think. Going to have to check out Blue is the Warmest Colour, its been on a few lists today so I must be missing out!


    • Yes I saw Saga basically on everyone’s list either they wanted to read it or had read it. It must be great!! I heard that the film based on Blue is the Warmest Color was problematic but the novel was very good!


  2. Love seeing your picks, Danica! My husband just recently finished Gemina but I’ve yet to start the series. I saw a few minutes of Me, Earl and the Dying Girl movie on TV over the weekend but I don’t know anything about the book. I’m intrigued that you say it’s told in an interesting way, though. Makes me want to pick it up and check it out for myself. 🙂

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    • My boyfriend finished Gemina recently too but I have yet to pick up the book! I think because it is a large hardcover and I do most of my reading on the subway that I haven’t picked it up yet. The first book was good I hope that the second one is just as interesting 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by Tanya!


  3. Mariela says:

    I never read a comic book.So The only ones I read were the VA and Percy Jackson graphic novels. But we did something a little different. Allyson added some comics she read on her list.
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    My TTT.

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  4. Maus I & II are awesome. I want to read A Monster Calls.

    Here’s a link to my TTT post for this week:

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  5. Oooh, Horrorstor is so good! I also love Miss Peregrine’s. I like the cool formatting of the Illuminae books, even though they’re not for me. And Ghost in the Shell is a classic. Have you watched the original anime film? I’m praying they do it justice with the new live-action movie!

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  6. I have Saga but haven’t had a chance to read it yet, and I’m kicking myself – it’s so gorgeous, and I’ve seen nothing but good things about it. This was such a good use of the topic, well done! 🙂

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  7. Adri says:

    Gemina and Saga are on my TBR as well and I can’t quite decide whether to watch the Monster calls movie or read the book.

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  8. I haven’t read A Monster Calls, but I’m thinking about it as I really enjoyed the movie!
    My TTT:


  9. Krysta says:

    Maus is such a powerful read! I’ve still only read part one, but part two is on my TBR pile!

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  10. Bonnie @ For the Love of Words says:

    I adored Gemina… I can’t even imagine how long it took to design that beautiful thing. And A Monster Calls is one of my all-time favorites… such gorgeous illustrations.


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