This week’s topic comes to us from Rayna @ Ray’s Realm who asks:
Do you read books with illustrations in them? Do you think illustrations are only for children’s books or graphic novels? Can illustrations work well in adult literature? What are some of your favourite illustrated books?
Sadly, most of the books I read are totally illustration-free, although I do occasionally see some in some of the lighter fantasy I read. When they are appropriate to the tone, I do think that they add to the story. I especially like maps which help orient me in the setting.
Not sure that drawings would be a good thing, though, in some of the darker thrillers I read. THOSE might keep me up at night!
One of the things I do want to do is read more graphic novels. I think that those are overlooked by a lot of us, so that’s one of the things I’m going to set a goal for next year. Any recommendations for a mystery/thriller/urban fantasy/rom-com girl?