Switch Up Your Normal Book Routine With These 15 Graphic Novels
Graphic novels aren't just for comic-book-lovers — they're an incredible visual medium for every kind of storytelling, from children's books to high fantasy to poignant memoirs. Anyone who thinks they "don't count" as real books will quickly change their mind after devouring Alison Bechdel's Fun Home or Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis. The art in graphic novels allows the author to bring in far more symbolism than they could with words alone — everything from the weight of the font to the division of panels can have meaning. It's up to the reader to comb over the book and find it — that is, if you don't finish it in one sitting. We selected 15 of our favorite graphic novels — check them out ahead.