NYTimes Top Selling Graphic Novels

Best Selling Graphic Novels

There is a lot of talk on the internet in the Reluctant Reader arena that graphic novels are a legitimate vehicle for literacy.  I, for one, agree!  Graphic novels tell stories both through images and words.  If this gets a Reluctant Reader excited to read more, what is not to like?

Here is link to the New York Times list for Top Selling Graphic Novels both hard cover and paperback.  This is not a genre that I am too familiar with so please comment with age appropriateness if you happen to know.  Thanks!

The number one hard cover?

TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, VOL. 1, by Stephenie Meyer and Young C. Kim. (Yen Press, $19.99.) The comic adaptation of the ever-popular vampire series.

The number one paperback?

SCOTT PILGRIM: PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE, by Bryan Lee O’Malley. (Oni Press, $11.95.) Meet Scott Pilgrim, twentysomething slacker, member of the band Sex Bob-Omb and would-be suitor of Ramona Flowers.

The number one Manga?

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, VOL. 14, by Bisco Hatori. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich school, is forced to work – as a boy – for the school’s all-male club. The series is described as a “romantic comedy.”

This is the first one if you want to start at the beginning…

This is the number one manga.

To see more about any of these graphic novels, please click on image of book to go to Amazon.

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

1 Comment

  1. I completely agree that graphic novels are awesome for encouraging reluctant readers. I work for a graphic novel publisher that aims its titles at children and young adults, and our goal is to get more kids reading for the sheer enjoyment of it. If you’d like to take a look at what we’re producing, here’s the website – http://www.campfire.co.in. Feedback is always appreciated.

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