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IMWAYR: Stick with the Library Books — Great Graphic Novels

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It’s Monday, What are YOU reading?

IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs each week.

I’m sticking with my library books this week, but last weekend I took a little break (fall break, here!) and read some fast, fun picture books along with the graphic novels to keep me going.

Graphic novels help when I need light-and-fast reads to keep me reading “something.” Sometimes it’s hard to read. I’m tired. I’m overworked. I don’t want to think. These two books hit the spot! Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter and Sunny Makes a Splash by Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Sunny #4).

To keep myself from starting something too heavy after those titles, I chose Battle of the Bands, edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith. What fun! Many of my favorite authors contributed to this collection, which took me back to my high school and college days of attending my friends’ musical events.

I will continue to read through my library stack — such excellent titles coming up! Since it was fall break, I didn’t drive much, so I didn’t listen to any more Libro.fm audio books and I didn’t log in to NetGalley last week. I’ll catch up!

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?

Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about reading and literacy education. My passion is sharing titles I use for reading and writing workshop teaching. My goal is collaborating, researching, and sharing with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

3 thoughts on “IMWAYR: Stick with the Library Books — Great Graphic Novels

  1. It’s Fall Break (AKA Midterm Break) at our college, too, and so it’s been nice having hubby home for 4 days in a row. I feel the same for when I’m tired and can’t spend a great deal of time hugging a long novel – graphic novels, picture books, and even audiobooks are a nice way to fill that reading space. This week I’m enjoying Dragon Hoops. I have a couple other graphic novels on my #mustreadin2021 list and I’ve enjoyed them all so much! Hope you have a wonderful reading week, Jennifer!

  2. Graphic novels are a godsend for me when I am struggling to get into reading. I love it when I think it will be an easy read and end up being gobsmacked by heavy duty content.

  3. Jennifer, I totally envy your library stack of books—I’ve heard great things about Negative Cat, Survivor Tree, and My Two Border Towns, so I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts on those! And I am a huge graphic novel fan myself, and I agree, they’re wonderful when you can’t muster up the energy for a full-length novel. I haven’t read Sunny Makes a Splash (or even Sunny Rolls the Dice—just the first two books), but I read and loved Allergic a few weeks ago, and I’m glad you got to read it! Thanks so much for the great post!

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