The Goodreads Readers Choice Awards have been running for a while and the winners have been chosen. The Amazon-owned social network for readers annually polls users for their top picks in 20 categories. And the winner in the Graphic Novel categories was Sarah Anderson’s whimsical webcomic collection, Adulthood is a Myth.

Published by Andrews McMeel, and based on her webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, this book was definitely a hit with its charming observations on life and quirks and what not. Everyone needs laughs and comics provide them.


Unusually for anything, you can see the exact number of votes cast for ALL of the nominees in the Goodreads awards. A total of 153,866 votes was cast this year, up from 124,471 votes last year, when Saga Vol. 4 won.

Here’s the fully list and the vote totals for each. March Vol. 3, which won the National Book Award, arguably the highest honor for a graphic novel ever, came in last, so there are some surprises. Also, please note the list from GoodReads list incomplete creator credits, with only writers listed. I’ve added artists where I knew them; apologies to anyone I missed.

#1 Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
32,937 votes

Saga, Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
19,323 votes

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
14,203 votes

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5 by G. Willow Wilson and var
13,554 votes

Orange by Ichigo Takano
11,898 votes

Monstress, Volume 1 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
10,576 votes

Dark Night by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso
9,899 votes

Lumberjanes, Vol. 3 by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowak and various
8,909 votes

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
8,766 votes

Black Panther #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze
5,988 votes

DC Universe: Rebirth by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank & Various
4,392 votes

Rat Queens, Vol. 3 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tess Fowler
2,475 votes

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 3 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
2,469 votes

Rosalie Lightning by Tom Hart
1,772 votes

The Vision, Volume 1 by Tom King and Benjamin Walda
1,542 votes

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett and Ray Friesen
1,132 votes

Something New by Lucy Knisley
1,042 votes

Patience by Daniel Clowes
971 votes

White Sand by Brandon Sanderson and various
828 votes

March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
706 votes