16 Romance Novels for Fans of the Paranormal

Do you like your romance with a twist of monsters or magic? This is the list for you. Witches, ghosts, vampires, fae, and even a cat that controls minds (really!) If any of this is your jam, read on, because I enjoyed all of these novels, novellas, and short stories. I hope you find something new to read and adore… Read more »

My 6 Favorite Secret Agent and Spy Comics

Dangerous missions! Conspiracies and betrayals! Fast cars! Deadly weapons! Spy comics have an infinite budget for special effects and different locations, so they’re possibly even better than spy movies. Here are my favorites. (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… Read more »

12 Compelling Graphic Novels About War

The importance of the subject matter speaks for itself. Here’s a list of my favorite comics about war, both nonfiction and fiction. Good art, good storytelling, serious topic, all worth your time. (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… Read more »

12 Romance Novels About Dark Places and Tough Topics

Romance is an amazing genre. You can find everything from the fluffiest, cutest, most adorable stories with zero angst to the opposite. The novels, novellas, and short stories here are some of my favorite that deal with dark places, tough topics, and bad situations – all with an HEA (happily ever after) or HFN (happy for now). I hope you… Read more »

7 Kick-Ass Graphic Novels About the Undead: Zombies and Vampires

Who doesn’t love a good zombie or vampire story? Aside from people who are scared of zombies or vampires, I mean. If you’re one of those people, please stop reading this post! Everyone else, read these graphic novels! They’re awesome. They all have strong characters, art I enjoyed, interesting plots, good writing… and the undead. What more could you ask… Read more »

8 Graphic Novels About Magic That You Should Check Out

Need some comics about magical happenings? Spells, witches, mysterious forces? I’ve got you covered. (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 still enthusiastic about recommending them. However, please let me know via… Read more »

8 Romance Novels With Cranky Characters Who Need Love Too

I adore a good cranky character in a romance, especially if they stay on the cranky side even after falling in love. These books have some of my favorite misanthropes, anti-social pessimists, and suspicious cynics who would NEVER have let this annoying person into their lives if they knew what would happen. Hope you find something that looks good for… Read more »

The Best Webcomics I Ever Read (That Still Exist)

I didn’t realize, when I started reading webcomics years ago, that they’re so ephemeral. They don’t get finished! Some of them even disappear! This post is all my fave webcomics that still exist only as webcomics, i.e. as far as I can tell they haven’t been turned into an ebook or print book that you can buy. (The buy-able ones… Read more »

11 Fascinating Graphic Novels About Detectives

Though I often have big issues with police procedurals around racism, due process etc., something about the puzzle-solving is addicting. So it’s no surprise that when I started reading comics, detective series grabbed me. Here are my favorites so far, a mix of private investigators and police officers. Hope you find something new and fascinating to read! Before we jump… Read more »

Great Comics For Young Children

Here’s a set of happy, fun comics and comic/picture book blends appropriate for even the youngest kiddos. They’re all books I enjoy even as an adult, with high quality art and engaging stories. Older kids will find plenty to adore here too. (Good Superheroes for Kids and Teens is where all the supes live, organized by age level.) The way… Read more »