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 2022 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List

Eligible graphic novels for the 2023 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List will include all fiction and non-fiction titles published between September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023 that appeal to adults age 19 or older. The 2023 list will be announced in January 2024. 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.

Click here to see titles already nominated in 2023.

Best Graphic Novels for Adults 2023 Selection Committee

  • Micki Waldrop, Chair - Research and Instruction Librarian, Brenau University
  • Chanda Briggs - Outreach Librarian, University of San Francisco
  • Luke Burger - Library Consultant
  • Elizabeth Doherty - Young Adult Librarian, Walpole Public Library
  • Leslie Flynn - Library Associate, Austin Public Library
  • Benjamin Nanamaker - Collection & Technical Services Librarian, Kitsap Regional Library
  • Joe Pascullo - YA Librarian, New York Public Library
  • Carli Spina - Head of Research and Instruction, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Kaci Wilson - STEM Librarian, Louisiana State University