One of my reading goals (set out in my post of January 11) is to read some graphic novels. I've been looking for something that is not super-hero comic book stuff.
My search has uncovered a wide range of material that I can't really call "novels."
I've found poetry, short stories, and some non-fiction, much of it geared for young people. Most of our local libraries shelve graphics in the YA section, so I did a little shelf browsing there and didn't find any that interested me.
On Goodreads I found a few that sounded interesting. I managed to find some of them in my local libraries and put ILL requests in. (I also put in for a couple of givaways--no luck so far.)
Here's what I have in my library stack:
Give it Up! and Other Short Stories; by Peter Kuper, Franz Kafka, Jules Feiffer (Introduction)
I read this last night and it is amazing. In addition to being a satisfying read itself, it does something else a good book should do. It leads to further exploration. Several paths in this case: find more Kuper, look for other illustrations of Kafka, revisit Jules Feiffer.
There is something to love about a call number that reads:
The Beats: A Graphic History; by Paul Buhle (Editor)
This looks promising. An era I know something about, seen from a different perspective in time as well as genre.
Senegal Taxi; by Juan Felipe Herrera
I found this on the new book shelf at my favorite library. I picked it up because the cover looked like it might be a graphic novel but it's not really in the graphic category. It's a book of poetry with some illustrations. It has an innovative format. I'm looking forward to it. It's not going to be an "easy read" because of the subject matter.