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Graphic novels are sought out all year round, but in summer?  Their popularity goes through the roof!  If you're a graphic novel enthusiast who also wants to read about animals (our official Summer Reading theme is Tails & Tales), I've put together a list of recommendations.  Take a look!

I’m a lover of indie publishers! Independent publishers insure that the publishing world is more diverse and open to taking chances on nontraditional works in both fiction and nonfiction. As I was reading my way through school, I favored anything published by Algonquin Books – I knew they specialized in southern authors, a good number of female writers just starting out and I never failed to enjoy the works. Some small publishers, like Akashic, can focus their attention on a more narrow selection of works, like urban literary fiction and political nonfiction.

Our Staff Pet of the Day belongs to Anissa in our Nonfiction Department! Check out Fenicula! Fen loves to read Gothic horror stories by moonlight. He likes to sit next to people and whisper, "See me ... be a good boy!"

Fenicula the Vampire Dog