Graphic novels are not a genre I've ever really explored, I've only read one, Persepolis but after reading various reviews on Amazon and Good Reads, I think I might be missing out.
Here's a list of 5 graphic novels I have my eye on:
1. The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1, Robert Kirkman
2. The Nao of Brown, Glyn Dillon
3. Black Hole, Charles Burns
4. Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
I first heard of Alison Bechdel test through watching a youtube vid by Anita Sarkeesian (link), basically the Bechdel analysis the gender equality in a film, to pass the film must have have at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man. Most films can't even reach this small requirement, and the figures are even lower when the test is applied to POC.
Anyway, so my point is Alison Bechdel seems like an awesome woman fighting the patriarchy so I'm really interested in reading Fun Home, her memoir about growing up in her dysfunctional family.
5. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, Guy Delisle
I used to live in South Korea, and have peered into the North when I visited the DMZ, so this graphic novel travelogue is very appealing. Guy Delisle has also written other graphic novels about Jerusalem and Shenzen, both of which I've been fortunate enough to travel to, and quite fancy reading as well, though Pyongyang is first on my list