Lizzy Stewart: 10 suggested pairings to introduce readers to Graphic Novels

By Storytellers, Inc.

By Storytellers, Inc.

Lizzy Stewart, author of Walking Distance and the forthcoming Alison, has picked 10 Graphic Novels and paired them with books she has enjoyed and feels share a similar theme or vibe.

Here's Lizzy: 

I think, for a lot of people, Graphic Novels feel quite difficult to get a handle on. Especially in terms of where to start (often they’re grouped together in shops regardless of genre. 'GN' is a medium, not a genre!). BUT it’s in my best interest that people feel at ease with them... So I’ve been thinking about pairings of wordy books with picture-y books. If you liked that, you might like this. You get it. Obviously very limited to what I, myself, have actually read but maybe it’s useful if you’re intrigued by Graphic Novels but don’t know where to start… 


I've added some of Lizzy's own titles here to this list and you see her other titles here including her books for children


Lizzy Stewart

£18.99 £18.04

Out now!

Lights, Planets, People!

Molly Naylor and Lizzy Stewart

£16.99 £16.14

Walking Distance

Lizzy Stewart

£10.99 £10.44

It's Not What You Thought It Would Be

Lizzy Stewart

£24.99 £23.74

Heimat: A German Family Album

Nora Krug

£22.00 £20.90

Try this if you like Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Internet Crusader

George Wylesol

£14.99 £14.24

Try this if you like Wolf in a White Van by John Darnielle


Simon Moreton

£20.00 £19.00

Try this if you like H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Asterios Polyp

David Mazzucchelli

£42.00 £39.90

Try this is you like A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

This One Summer

Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

£14.99 £14.24

Try this if you like Who will Run the Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore


Jillian Tamaki

£16.99 £16.14

Try this is you like No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Through the Woods

Emily Carroll

£12.99 £12.34

Try this is you like Salt, Slow by Julia Armfield

Black Project

Gareth Brookes

£12.99 £12.34

Try this if you like Eileen by Ottesa Moshfegh

Stone Fruit

Lee Lai

£29.99 £28.49

Try this if you like Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

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