ICPL Top Staff Picks for 2018: GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Iowa City Public Library is pleased to present our favorite reads of 2018!

Employees were asked to submit the titles they read and loved this year with all nominations divided into 10 categories: fiction; young adult; children's – babies through 2nd grade; children’s – 3rd through 6th grades; romance; mystery and thriller; science fiction/fantasy; autobiography/biography/memoir; non-fiction; and graphic novel. The only rule was that the book had to be released in 2018. Any book that was nominated by more than one staff member made our 2018 Best of the Best list.

We'll share our Best of the Best list on the last day of 2018. Until then, here are the Library's top graphic novels for 2018. Keep checking back to see what made the cut in our other categories.


  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  • Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
  • Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal
  • Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
  • Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • RX by Rachel Lindsay
  • Tom’s Midnight Garden: A Graphic Adaptation of the Philippa Classic by Philppa Pearce and Edith
  • Check, Please!: # Hockey 1 by Ngozi Ukazu
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

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