It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

We participate in the blog trend of Monday posts about what we have read during the last week (1/25/2021-1/31/2021).

Annamarie’s Reading

Picture Books & Readers:

Graphic Novels:

Everything Else:

Rambling Thoughts: Still waiting on that big stack of picture books to come in…the longer it takes, the bigger the stack will be, I’m sure. Less reading overall, but I got through more longer books in one week than I think I have since the start of the pandemic.

Did you watch the ALA Youth Media Awards? Any thoughts on the winners? I’m so happy for We Are Water Protectors, and I’m looking forward to reading When You Trap a Tiger–I’ve had the audio checked out a few times and just never got to it. I was especially happy with the Geisel winners (basically since I was very familiar with almost all of them)–such a great collection of books! I’m an audiobook fan for sure, but I’m not quite sure how I feel about Odyssey winner Kent State. I liked that audio, and its editing is seamless, but I felt like Stamped was the better overall production. What surprised you?

Make sure to stop by on Tuesdays for short reviews of some of these titles!

Reading by the Numbers:

  • 14 Books Read This Week
    • 8 Books with Diverse Main Character (57%)
    • 8 Books by Diverse Authors (57%)
    • 6 Books by Own Voices Authors (43%)

Favorites of the Week:


  1. Shaye Miller says:

    I really enjoyed Efren Divided, A Good Kind of Trouble, and Clever Hans. I’m hearing wonderful things about Grown, too, so I probably should have added that to my #MustReadin2021 list. I haven’t yet listened to the Kent State or Stamped audiobooks, yet. So I’ll have to check them out to make a comparison. Thanks for the shares and I hope you have a wonderful reading week, Annamarie!

  2. Completely Full Bookshelf says:

    What an awesome set of books! I looked at the ALA YMAs last week, and I honestly haven’t read any of the Newbery books, so I absolutely predicted none of those! Grown sounds excellent, and I’m glad you enjoyed Efrén Divided–that book is really powerful! Thanks for the great post!

  3. cweichel says:

    It looks like you had an awesome reading week. While some of these titles are familiar to me, the only one I’ve read is A Good Kind of Trouble.
    I listened to both Kent State and Stamped. I think both are brilliant, but think Kent State is the best.

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