Everybody loves a good story. Sometimes that story does not come as a novel or a mostly text-based vehicle.
That's why this week in Top 5 Wednesday (check it out on GoodReads), everyone is talking about their favorite Non-"Written" books.
So things like comics and graphic novels, as well as audiobooks and more!
In no particular order:
Locke and Key by Joe Hill, on audiobook
I got this audiobook free from audible in October of 2015, when it was a special for Halloween and dear god I could not stop listening.
Because Locke and Key is originally a graphic novel, I was unsure how it would be translated into an audiobook.
Some genius made the choice to make this a full cast recording and create a unique soundtrack to convey the images without adding too much narration.
Brilliant portrayal of a graphic novel in audio - love love love love love!!!
Written by Tom Taylor; Art by Stephen Byrne, a comic
I saw this last month while I was browsing DC for Rebirth comics and had to do a double take.
Justice League and Power Rangers? YASSSS!
I'm a bit ambivalent about the Justice League as a whole, but love Batman and the Bat-fam.
I just freakin' love Power Rangers, especially the original team as seen here.
There are only 2 issues out as of now, but seriously already in love.
New editions every month! I can't wait!
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, on audiobook
I loved listening to this book. I think the reader is really great at conveying all the conflicting emotions in this story.
Honestly, I don't think I would have read this without being able to listen to it. It started rather slow, but is really interesting as an exploration of humanity.
I had this book for so long, but avoided it because I had been spoiled about something rather major in the book beforehand.
My advice for this book is to go into it completely blind. It's well written and deserves attention if you like literary fiction.
Just go for it.
Reviews = Spoilers almost all the time for this book.
On Writing by Stephen King, on audiobook
I read this book years ago, in about 2012 while traveling in China, on audiobook, and it has stuck with me.
I always loved Stephen King's books and this book was like a window into his life and how he got to be where he is as a writer.
It is really interesting and encouraging. The fact that it's read by the author is also one of my favorite things about audiobooks.
Dragon Knights by Mineko Ohkami, a manga
This is a less common manga in that I don't see many people talking about it, but I read the first 3 books in about middle school, and I love them!
This series is a ridiculous farce of an adventure with 3 magical knights who only sort of get along and make a lot of hysterical life choices.
I read these books for a good laugh anytime I feel down because it's just good fun!
There is my list of favorite non-written books! Agree? Disagree?
Any thoughts and comments at all, let me know!