IMWAYR | July 19, 2021

The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about some adult fiction books as well.

Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other Kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR piles.

Currently Reading

Just Finished

A Quieter Story
by Liza Woodruff
(Margaret Ferguson Books, 2019)

My 4 year-old grabbed this one off the shelf at the library this week. It is really cute and not exactly a quiet book. The little girl starts writing a story about her kitten, but the kitten wants her to add in more exciting things. I always enjoy reading books like this from an author/illustrator.

Don’t Turn Out the Lights
edited by Jonathan Maberry
(Harpercollins, 2020)

I was so excited for this one. I had heard about it back in 2018 and couldn’t wait to pick up a copy. We actually read it as a family last fall, but I never got to talk about it here on the blog. My 10 year old and 4 year old enjoyed reading one story each night. There were even some that gave me the creeps. But nearly all of the stories were written in such a way that your imagination did worse than the actual description. My 4yo does like creepy stuff, so know that this is shelved as a YA so your mileage may vary. It definitely wasn’t too creepy to read aloud with my daughter. If you like creepy, check it out.

Thirsty Mermaids
by Kat Leyh
(Gallery 13, 2021)

I requested this one from the library because I really liked the cover and I also loved Snapdragon by Kat Leyh. While Snapdragon was a middle grade graphic novel, Thirsty Mermaids is a new adult graphic novel about 3 mermaid friends who change themselves into humans but they don’t know how to change themselves back. It was funny and witty. The book celebrates a diversity in not only color and sexual orientation, but in body types as well. It was nice to see skinny girls, muscular girls and chubby girls all being showcased as strong women. *Note*–this is a new adult book and contains some nudity and good amounts of alcohol consumption.

Added to My TBR

6 thoughts on “IMWAYR | July 19, 2021

  1. What a great set of books! I’m curious to hear if Delicates is worth reading—I liked Sheets, but not necessarily enough to try the sequel. A Quieter Story sounds like a fun read, and Thirsty Mermaids sounds like an entertaining adult read (I enjoyed Leyh’s Snapdragon too!). Thanks so much for the great post!


  2. A Quieter Story looks really interesting and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about some of your current reads as well. Fat Vampire has a really bizarre cover. Thanks for sharing some of your thoughts here.


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