T5W is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey, now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. (Sam is taking a break from T5W for the summer, but we have tons of old topics to use/revisit during that time, so I’m planning to do a combination of that and making up my own topics this summer.) You can check out the goodreads group to learn more.
I’m still not sure if I’ll be doing all queer topics for Pride Month, but this idea popped into my head before bed a few days ago, and I decided to roll with it.
I keep wanting to read more comics and graphic novels, but I end up prioritizing other books usually when I’m in a bookstore or ordering online However, I think three of these have been on my TBR for quite a while (of those, I recently bought one), and the other two have been on my radar a few months.
So, next time I actually do decide to buy a comic or graphic novel (that isn’t a later volume in a series I’ve already started), I’ll probably grab one of these.
In no particular order, as usual…
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh has been on my TBR for years, and I finally got it a month or so ago because the Kindle edition was on sale and I freaked out and bought it immediately.
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill landed on my radar after I saw The Tea Dragon Society (which I also want to read) in OwlCrate unboxings. I am still kicking myself so hard for not buying the February box, ugh.
I can’t remember how I heard about Moonstruck vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, but it might have been someone on YouTube. I think it sounds and looks really cute and cool, but I haven’t heard much about it.
The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg isn’t one I see mentioned often, either, but I feel like it was talked about more a couple of years ago when it was new.
Possibly the most popular and well-known on this list has to be Rat Queens vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe. I feel like almost everyone who reads comics has read this one, and I’ve pretty much only heard good things about the series.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, and I’m pretty sure I have others on my TBR, but these are probably the five I’m most looking forward to at this time (and/or the ones that have been on my TBR the longest).