Quote of the Day – January 10, 2021

Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2020: Graphic Novels/Mangas

I gave you what I considered to be the Best Fiction/Nonfiction Books of 2020, now let us go to the graphic novels/mangas category! Comics are becoming more and more popular and are just as capable as telling realistic stories compared to prose novels. This is a format that definitely should not be counted out and should get the recognition it deserves.

From LGBTQ romances to humorous situations, here are the graphic novels and mangas that made the grade in 2020:

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Award Winning Manga That Were Released In The U.S. in 2020!

Hi again everyone! It’s Joe Pascullo here, penning another guest blog post on my friend Tabrizia’s site here! And this time the focus is on manga that have taken home awards for their awesomeness. Japan has tons of awards that are given out annually to manga worthy of such prestige. And when a publishing company here in North America acquires the licensing rights to release said book in English, it’s typically a title that’s well worth checking out. Today I’d like to focus our attention on some award winners that you are able to to check out in English here the States. Let’s dive in!

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Waterstones 2020 Book of the Year Is…

Waterstones announced their choice for the 2020’s Book of the Year. And the winner is…

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Book Review: Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann

Format: Paperback

Pages: 496 pages

Published: March 5, 2020

Publisher: Penguin

Genre: Poetry, Young Adult, Contemporary

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Book Review: The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom by Nikita Gill

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published: September 29, 2020

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Genre: Poetry, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, LGBT

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Book Review: Blood Moon by Lucy Cuthew

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 340 pages

Published: September 1, 2020

Publisher: Walker Books US

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

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Book Review: Deleted by Sylvia Heir

Format: Paperback

Pages: 198 pages

Published: May 28, 2020

Publisher: Garmoran Publishing

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery

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Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 448 pages

Published: October 1, 2020 (UK), October 6, 2020 (US)

Publisher: Raven Books (UK), Sourcebooks Landmark (US)

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction

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Best Graphic Novels of the Year…So Far

I have given you the best books of 2020, now it’s time for the best Graphic Novels! And I have enlisted fellow librarians (and fellow graphic novel/manga enthusiasts) Whitney Davidson-Rhodes and Joseph Pascullo to also give some of their picks for the best graphic novels of the year, so far:

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