Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List


The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List highlights the best graphic novels for adults published in a given year and it aims increase awareness of the graphic novel medium, raise voices of diverse comics creators, and aid library staff in the development of graphic novel collections.

Check out the 2023 List

Eligible graphic novels for the 2024 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List will include all fiction and non-fiction titles published between September 1, 2023 - December 31, 2024 that appeal to adults age 19 or older. The 2024 list will be announced in January 2025. List selection will be determined by a committee of GNCRT members with a background in graphic novel selection and use for adults.

Publishers are welcome to submit copies of titles to the GNCRT Best Graphic Novels for Adults Selection Committee for review. To do so, please contact GNCRT staff liaison Tina Coleman. While publishers may submit review copies to the committee, publishers and creators may not nominate their own titles for consideration to the final list. By submitting review copies, publishers are assisting the committee with identifying potential eligible titles that may or may not be nominated for the list by committee members.

Nominations for the 2024 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List are now open!


Nominations must be submitted by midnight CST on September 15, 2024.

Nominated titles can be viewed here.

Best Graphic Novels for Adults 2024 Selection Committee

  • Leslie Flynn - Committee Co-Chair
  • Joe Pascullo - Committee Co-Chair
  • Mariela Siegert - Committee Administrative Assistant
  • Rachel Gagnon
  • Kaci Wilson
  • Kellye Fleming
  • Michelle Colquitt
  • Todd Krueger
  • Kristin Lansdown
  • Ryan King
  • Emily Grosskopf
  • Benjamin Nanamaker
  • Katelyn Williams
  • Margaret Miller
  • Rachel Rosekind