Amazon’s editors have picked their top 20 graphic novels of 2017. Katie Green’s epic memoir Lighter Than My Shadow topped a diverse list of titles.

  • Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green (Lion Forge)
  • Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Dave Stewart (Dark Horse)
  • Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One (Rebirth) by Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Romulo Fajardo Jr. (DC)
  • Hostage by Guy Delisle (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
  • The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Abrams)
  • Love Is Love, edited by Marc Andreyko, Sarah Gaydos, and Jamie S. Rich (IDW)
  • Bitch Planet Volume 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro (Image)
  • Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chris Sprouse, and Brian Stelfreeze (Marvel)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess by Akira Himekawa (VIZ)
  • My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame (translated by Anne Ishii) (Pantheon)
  • Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun (Harper Perennial)
  • Brave by Svetlana Chmakova (JY)
  • Monstress Volume 2: The Blood by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Comics for a Strange World: A Book of Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand (Plume)
  • Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges (Mariner)
  • The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Oni)
  • Blitt by Barry Blitt (Riverhead)
  • The Customer Is Always Wrong by Mimi Pond (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)

Amazon’s top 20 best children’s books also included comics:

  • Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) -- also listed in best books for ages 6-8
  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (First Second) -- also listed in best books for ages 9-12

The company’s picks for 2016 can be viewed here: “Amazon's Best Graphic Novels - 2016.”