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3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish



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Books Reviewed in 2019:

Books reviewed by the year published.

2019

  1. Bat and the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold
  2. The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
  3. Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up by James Burks
  4. Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
  5. Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
  6. Chicken Girl by Heather Smith
  7. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  8. The Clockwork Ghost by Laura Ruby
  9. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  10. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  11. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
  12. The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and and M. Shelley Coats
  13. Fearless Mary by Tami Charles and Claire Almon
  14. Fenway and Hattie in the Wild by Victoria J. Coe
  15. The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  16. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
  17. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  18. Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
  19. Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
  20. Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham Dan Schoening
  21. Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
  22. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
  23. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
  24. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  25. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
  26. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
  27. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
  28. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  29. Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
  30. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
  31. Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
  32. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  33. One Lie Too Many by Eileen Cook
  34. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  35. Paper Girls, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
  36. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
  37. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  38. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
  39. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  40. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  41. Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck
  42. Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  43. Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
  44. To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
  45. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
  46. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
  47. Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagen
  48. We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  49. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  50. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  51. Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
  52. Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
  53. You Are Light by Aaron Becker
  54. You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook

2018

  1. Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
  2. All Summer Long by Hope Larson
  3. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
  4. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
  5. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  6. Birding Is My Favorite Video Game by Rosemary Mosco
  7. Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
  8. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany
  9. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
  10. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  11. Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  12. Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai
  13. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
  14. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
  15. The Hollow under the Tree by Cary Fagan
  16. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  17. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  18. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
  19. Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
  20. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  21. Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  22. My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
  23. Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
  24. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  25. Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp
  26. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
  27. Secret Coders 6: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  28. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
  29. SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
  30. Takedown by Laura Shovan
  31. Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
  32. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  33. Wild Blues by Beth Kephart

2017

  1. Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  2. Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho
  3. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
  4. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  5. Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
  6. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
  7. Disney Manga: Magical Dance Volume 1 by Nao Kodaka
  8. Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
  9. Misfit City Volume 1 by Kirsten Smith
  10. The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley
  11. My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
  12. Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
  13. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  14. Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant

2016

  1. Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson
  2. Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
  3. The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene
  4. Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
  5. The Missing Magic by Kallie George
  6. Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
  7. The Sign in the Smoke by Carolyn Keene
  8. Summerlost by Ally Condie
  9. The Wolf's Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn
  10. Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

2015

  1. Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  2. Beyond: the Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster
  3. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  4. Charley Harper's Book of Colors by Zoe Burke
  5. Delicious in Dungeon Volume 2 by Ryoko Kui
  6. Knife Edge by Andrew Lane
  7. A Script for Danger by Carolyn Keene
  8. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

2014

  1. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  2. Daring Do and the Eternal Flower by A.K. Yearling
  3. Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass

2013

  1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  2. Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill and LeUyen Pham
  3. Charms and Chocolate Chips by Bailey Cates
  4. My Little Pony Micro-Series: #7 Cutie Mark Crusaders by Ted Anderson
  5. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #8: Princess Celestia by Georgia Ball
  6. To Brie or Not To Brie by Avery Aames

2012

  1. Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames
  2. I Date Dead People by Ann Kerns and Janina Görrissen
  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  4. Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
  5. Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors
  6. Snake Bite by Andrew Lane
  7. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
  8. Wrapped Up in You by Dan Jolley

2011

  1. Little Bea by Daniel Roode
  2. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
  3. Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
  4. Fire Storm by Andy Lane
  5. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
  6. The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
  7. The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein

2010

  1. Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg
  4. The Poisoned House by Michael Ford
  5. Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck

2000-2009

  1. Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon (2009)
  2. Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs (2009)
  3. Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg (2009)
  4. The Big Necessity by Rose George (2008)
  5. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (2008)
  6. Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs (2008)
  7. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones (2008)
  8. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (2008)
  9. The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll (2007)
  10. Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Choir by Sharon Kahn (2006)
  11. Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer (2005)
  12. Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver? by Sharon Kahn (2004)
  13. Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl (2002)
  14. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson (2001)
  15. Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley (2000)

1990-1999

  1. Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens (1995)

1980-1989


1970-1979

  1. Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami (1979)
  2. Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg (1978)
  3. The Horse in Harry's Room by Syd Hoff (1970)

1960-1969

  1. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (1964)
  2. The Fire Cat by Esther Averill (1960)
  3. Tintin in Tibet by Hergé (1960)

1950-1959

  1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)

1940-1949


1930-1939


1920-1929

  1. The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten (1920)

1910-1919


1900-1909

  1. The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum (1909)
  2. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum (1908)


2018 Reviews by year published