Isla Is (Coming) Here Blog Tour | Graphic Novels Recommended Reading


Here is the thing — I am the absolute worst at doing things on time, especially when I am facing some life distractions. No details here, but suffice to say this post is a day late and a dollar short and my apologies to everyone who expected it on Wednesday (sidebar: how is it already Thursday). You can find the whole entireIsla Is Coming blog tour schedule here.

Alas my friends, I am hoping you have already readIsla And The Happily Ever After because it is out and it is wonderful and how can you stand to wait when you’ve got the chance to meet Isla and Josh, everyone’s new favorite ship. I have to say one of the coolest things about Isla and Josh is that they are both into graphic novels and comic books. One of the activities Josh engages in that is so essential and important to the storyline is creating a graphic novel memoir. Meanwhile, Isla just loves to read graphic novels as well as adventure books and it’s awesome. So, in the spirit of fandom and recommending books, I am here today to talk to you all about some really great graphic novels, because what better way to connect with a book than by maybe reading some of the books that Josh or Isla would read?

Here’s Five Great Graphic Novels That Should Be On Josh and Isla’s Reading List:

1. V For Vendettaby Alan Moore

V For Vendetta, Book Cover, Alan Moore,

Why?: This book is smartand revolutionary.You can discuss it for days on days on days. Also? The art is kind of really neat. And ugh, it’s just so depressing in bits but also, really, really good.

2. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

Friends With Boys, Faith Erin Hicks, Book Cover

Why?: I can picture Isla loving this book.Friends With Boys is funny, there’s a ghost and it’s got a really great portrayal of siblings and as Isla is one of three daughters, I think she might be able to relate, even though the book is about a girl with three brothers.

3. Relish by Lucy Knisley

Relish by Lucy Knisley | Good Books & Good Wine

Why?: Josh and Isla go out to eat several times during the book and I can just picture them both being really into Relish which is a graphic novel memoir about Lucy Knisley’s relationship with food. It is a delectable book.

4. Blankets by Craig Thompson

Blankets, Craig Thompson, Book Cover, Blue Forest

Why?: Josh is writing and drawing a graphic novel memoir of his life. I think thatBlankets by Craig Thompson would be highly influential on him as this is graphic novel memoir for Thompson. It’s beautifully drawn, moving, and filled with themes and such.

5. The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

The Invention Of Hugo Cabret

Why?: WhileThe Invention Of Hugo Cabretmight not be a graphic novel in the traditional sense, it’s an awesome mixed media book with way more pictures than words. It’s a beautiful read set in 1930s Paris about an orphan boy and the magic of the cinema and ugh, it’s just so good. I think that Isla and Josh would really be inspired by the mixed media format. Then, they can pass it onto Anna when they are done because of the cinema bits.

What books do you think should be required reading for Isla and Josh? Let me know down in the comments!

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge. Paige is an introvert who s trying to find herself. Each drawing has such depth of feeling that Isla would love to spend time studying each one.

  2. I really, really loved the fact that Josh was working on a graphic novel memoir. (SERIOUSLY, THIS SHOULD EXIST IRL.) Anyway, I love your graphic novel suggestions! I remember reading your reviews for most of these, so I’m going to have to bookmark this so I remember to get them the next time I hit up the bookstore ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Saga is the absolute BEST fantasy graphic novel series I have ever read. Definitely add it to your to-read list if you haven’t already

  4. I haven’t read any of those, and only really heard of Relish before, but I’m more of a Manga girl than a graphic novel one.

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Still some sound pretty darn good
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