It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 2/14/22


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

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.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!


Tuesday: Gender-Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman & Jonathan Plackett

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Julie Mathison, Author of Elena the Brave

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  • The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton & Sona Charaipotra: The authors of Tiny Pretty Things are back with another messed up look at the potential of wildness that can happen in high school, this time all around a rumor. Using multiple formats, including text messages and social media posts, they tell the story of how things can get out of control and change the lives of those involved.
  • Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney, Illustrated by Robyn Smith: Nubia is a new-to-me super hero! She is amazing! She can not only kick butt, but she is also a good person willing to fight for her friends and for social justice. I am overall a Marvel fan, but then I read something like this and DC is definitely giving Marvel a run for their money in my book.
  • Glitch by Sarah Graley: Trent got this book out from his school library and when he got done immediately told me I had to read it because it was one of the best graphic novels he had ever read, and I agree it was very good! It has so much that makes a graphic novel fun to read: action, humor, a twist, and colorful illustrations. All of this along with a very interesting video game-based story made for a fun read.
  • Cold War Correspondent by Nathan Hale: Nathan Hale is visiting my school on Friday!!!!! To prepare, I wanted to read his newest, so I had read them all before he came. I cannot wait though I also still have so much to do! This is probably one of my top Hazardous Tales books so far. I love learning new things, and the Korean War is definitely something I don’t know much about; I adored the new narrator–she is so kick butt, and it also included everything I love about the series: humor, history, truth.
  • Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 by James Tynion, IV: I was trolling Hoopla looking for a new graphic novel to read when I came across this, and the title and cover immediately grabbed me. And rightfully so! The story is gruesome yet intriguing, and I will definitely be reading more!

  • Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd, Illustrated by Christian Robinson: I can definitely see why this book was honored by the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Committee. Christian Robinson is so talented with his collage–it is beautiful, invokes an emotional response, and is brilliantly done. Additionally, I am so glad that there is a picture book biography of Nina Simone! She should be talked about more, and I hope this book will help.
  • The Couch Potato by Jory John, Illustrated by Pete Oswald: The newest in this series is a great addition. Each book has a focus that is important for kids, and this one focuses on appreciating nature.
  • Oh Look, A Cake! by J.C. McKee: Quite a funny book in the vein of I Want My Hat Back.
  • The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell, Illustrated by Charles Santoso: This is a picture book that I read with Trent periodically because it addresses those big emotions that sometimes are hard to control that everyone deals with from time to time.

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2022 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


Amidst a lot of article reading, I read this beautiful, wordless book Once Upon a Forest by Pam Fong. It’s magnificent, and I am looking forward to sharing it more fully this Thursday.



Reading: Dork Diaries #1: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell

Listening: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green


I am listening to The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore. I will read anything McLemore writes.


Tuesday: Pixels of You by Ananth Hirsh & Yuko Ota, Illustrated by J.R. Doyle

Thursday: Once Upon a Forest by Pam Fong


Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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