Good Comics for Kids

Here’s a collection of the best kids’ comics we’ve found – and to be honest, I’m an adult and I loved these too. Disclaimer: These books feel like approximately upper elementary school and middle school to me; some may skew a bit younger and some older. I sort comics into three kids’ age groups based on my library’s system, personal… Read more »

14 YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books For Your TBR

Like YA? Like fantasy and/or science fiction? If so, this is a list for you. Especially if you love diverse characters and diverse authors, since this list reflects my reading interests and so it leans heavily in that direction. These books totally swept me away while reading. Occasionally I may also have stayed up late to finish a chapter. Or… Read more »

13 Totally Fun Graphic Novels

Some comics I read for sheer entertainment. Adventure! Over-the-top plots and larger-than-life characters! Antics, hijinks, mayhem, and impossible events! Here are some of my favorites that hit that spot, in case you find yourself with a dull evening that needs some livening up. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted my graphic novel rec lists in 2012-15, but… Read more »

17+ Science Fiction Books This Geek Girl Loved

I went through a heavy sci-fi reading phase as a young person… then kinda got lost? With movies, tv, anime, and comics, I was getting my science fiction fix elsewhere. In the last few years, though, I’m back in the game. So here are my fave recently read science fiction books – both novels and novellas – from my personal… Read more »

16 Great Graphic Novels About Love & Romance

I read and write romance novels, so of course I also adore comics centering love and romance. Here are a bunch of my all-time faves! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted my graphic novel rec lists in 2012-15, but they’re being refreshed and expanded in 2023-24 as I re-read most of the books to make sure I’m… Read more »

15 Paranormal Historical Romance Novels I Adore

I had no idea how much I’d love the paranormal historical genre in romance! Here’s a roundup of my favorite (so far) paranormal historical romance novels, novellas, and short stories, in case you also appreciate some ghosts and whatnot with your tales of smooching. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted this list in 2017, but it’s been… Read more »

85+ Wonderful Graphic Novels with LGBTQ+ Characters

When I first published this post in 2014, I had room for most of my fave LGBTQ+ graphic novels and comics in one post. Now they cannot be contained! So, after a set of recommendations that only appear here, this post is now an index of queer graphic novels recommended across my blog. It’s organized by blog post, with a… Read more »

20+ Great Science Fiction Graphic Novels

I grew up watching Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake’s 7. Spaceships, epic battles, robots, time travel, the stars! Exciting people doing exciting things on exciting other planets! What’s not to love? So here’s a list of my fave sci-fi graphic novels I’ve stumbled across in my comics reading journey. I hope you’ll find something to enjoy here! (Disclosure: Amazon… Read more »

My Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories

My short story reading is scattershot at best, but I have come across some serious favorites over the last few years. When a friend asked for recs, I realized I didn’t have them easily to hand. So here’s a good start, and I’m sure I’ll add more later as they occur to me. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) Any… Read more »