With Book Bundle services here at GPL, patrons provide librarians with information about the types of books they like to read. Many patrons select comments like “I have limited time to read” or “I need books to engage me quickly”. Enter the Graphic Novel. Fast paced, colorful illustrations with a wide array of genres make comics an excellent option for a quick engaging read. To be clear, comics and graphic novels are a medium not a genre. They are a means in which information is conveyed. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words”; with graphic novels a single panel has the potential to convey more information than several pages of writing. This is one of the reasons why I’m such a big fan and advocate of comics. When well written and illustrated, comics can be very efficient and in today’s time with everyone looking for a little escapism, comics are a worthy option to explore.
Comics really are for everyone. They can be a very quick, light, easy read or they can be quite dark and dense. Below is a list of a few of our new graphic novels for you to explore.