This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top 10 All-time Favorite Books in the genre of your choice, and I am choosing graphic novels. I was not a comics fan when I was growing up, and although I purchased graphic novels for my high school classroom library, I didn’t read them myself. I thought they were easy books for reluctant readers.
And then I read Shaun Tan’s The Arrival.
Which required asking my husband to do a think-aloud of every page so that I could make sure I was understanding it.
And ever since then, I’ve been a huge graphic novels fan.
I include graphic novels in every course I teach, even the British Literature survey course (Brit Lit to 1700). We do Gareth Hinds’s sublime adaptation of Beowulf.
This is one of those lists that might be completely different if I wrote it tomorrow, but for today, right now, here’s my all-time favorite Top Ten: