Graphic Novel Recommendations

Welcome to the world of graphic novels!

Did you know there are five predominant types of graphic novels?

  • Fiction
  • Personal Narrative or Memoir
  • Nonfiction
  • Manga (“Manga” is the Japanese word for comic but in the US is used to describe Japanese style comics. Manga is read from top to bottom and right to left in the Japanese reading pattern).
  • Superhero Stories

With so many choices are you wondering where to start? Or, perhaps you don’t have the time to read every novel out there? Check out our top recommendations by genre, and find the perfect story for you!

Graphic Novel version of Popular Fiction:

  • Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

Fantastic Fiction Graphic Novels

  • Heartstopper – Alice Oseman
  • Bloom – Kevin Panetta
  • Grimoire Noir – Vera Greentea
  • Through the Woods – Emily Carroll

Nonfiction Graphic Novels

  • Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
  • My Friend Dahmer – Derf Backderf
  • No Ivy League – Hazel Newlevant
  • They Called Us Enemy – George Takei


  • Demon Slayer – Koyoharu Gotouge
  • The Promised Neverland – Kaiu Shirai
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun
  • Uzumaki – Junji Ito