Top Ten Tuesday | Visuals

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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!

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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!

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    • 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!

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  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!

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  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:
    https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-eleven-coffee-table.html

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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: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/top-ten-tuesday-94/

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  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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