Graphic Novel Recommendations

For the last post on my blog of 2021, I asked around whether people wanted poetry books or graphic novels recommendations. It looked like it was going to be poetry books, but it swung to graphic novels last minute. Here we are. Recent graphic novels, comic and manga I've read and enjoyed. Leave your recommendations in the comments below!

Recent Additions to my Bookshelves

artie holding a stack of books, on a collage green and brown back ground, another large image of a stack of brightly coloured books, text reading: recently acquired books

I have gathered quite the stack of new books recently, I bought a few books when I was away on my holiday, picked up a random on in a local charity shop, one was a giveaway win, and then the rest were birthday presents! I'm making some changes to the content I make and where it goes. My views on my channel for the majority of my bookish content has been severely low. The odd one will accumulate decent views or even amazing views like over 1k. but they tend to be reading vlogs which i just don't really have the energy to do for EVERY single book I read.

17 Books To Read For World Mental Health Day

text reads: books on mental health. image of artie in a red shirt on the left. green and brown collage background, four book covers on the right.

Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to make this my last book recommendation collab of 2021. With a mixture of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, there is something for almost everyone. We tried to gather a selection of books with a variety of representation. Anxiety, Depression and Eating Disorders saturate publishing as 'acceptable' and 'glamorous' mental illnesses to have. Whilst we know that isn't true, and all three are very difficult to deal with, I wanted to give my love to other conditions but found it a bit of a struggle to really find representation in books I hadn't read. My list includes: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Addiction/Alcohol Dependence, Eating Disorders, Gender related Dysphoria and mental health struggles. I would love to find more books around OCD, BPD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, and other heavily demonised conditions, so if you know of any please leave the recommendation in the comments!