Comics are great reading material when you want something short and engaging to indulge in—and let’s not forget picture to look at! Watch my book talk to learn about three short comics you can read on hoopla right now. Then scroll down to check them out for yourself!

I Left the House Today by Cassandra Calin

Hilarious and relatable comics about one young woman’s life, relationships and day-to-day humorous musings on why it’s good to leave the house sometimes, and when it’s better to stay home. Cassandra Calin’s ability to document the hilarity of relatable everyday events in a series of webcomics has generated a huge following on social media. This beautifully illustrated compendium of first-person comics about the trials of the single life, school, stress, junk food, shaving, and maintaining a healthy self-image. Cassandra Calin’s comics frequently highlight the humorous gap between expectations and reality, especially when it comes to appearance and how much she can accomplish in one day. This book is funny, lighthearted, introspective and artistically stunning—the perfect gift for young women, recent graduates and anyone who might need a little comedic incentive to leave the house today.

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I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider

A look at the culture and fanaticism of book lovers, from beloved New York Times illustrator Grant Snider. It’s no secret, but we are judged by our bookshelves. We learn to read at an early age, and as we grow older, we shed our beloved books for new ones. But some of us surround ourselves with books. We collect them, decorate with them, are inspired by them and treat our books as sacred objects. In this lighthearted collection of one-and two-page comics, writer-artist Grant Snider explores bookishness in all its forms, and the love of writing and reading, building on the beloved literary comics featured on his website, Incidental Comics. With a striking package, including a die-cut cover, I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf is the perfect gift for bookworms of all ages.

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Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular, young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardness of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig and Gemma Correll, Sarah’s frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.

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