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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Canadian Book Challenge: 2019-2020

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Books Reviewed in 2019:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil
  2. Bat and the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold
  3. The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
  4. Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up by James Burks
  5. Booking the Crook by Laurie Cass
  6. Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
  7. Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
  8. The Boney Hand by Karen Kane
  9. The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle
  10. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  11. Camp by Kayla Miller
  12. CatStronauts: Slapdash Science by Drew Brockington
  13. Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir and Sarah Andersen
  14. Chicken Girl by Heather Smith
  15. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan
  16. Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  17. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  18. Click by Kayla Miller
  19. The Clockwork Ghost by Laura Ruby
  20. The Coffee Book by Gregory Dicum
  21. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  22. Dead Voices by Katherine Arden
  23. The Doughnut King by Jessie Janowitz
  24. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  25. Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas
  26. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
  27. The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and and M. Shelley Coats
  28. Fearless Mary by Tami Charles and Claire Almon
  29. Fenway and Hattie in the Wild by Victoria J. Coe
  30. The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  31. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
  32. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  33. Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
  34. Full Steam Ahead, Felix by Kate Moore
  35. Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
  36. Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
  37. Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham Dan Schoening
  38. Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
  39. Giant Days, Volume 10 by John Allison
  40. Gideon Falls, Volume 2: Original Sins by Jeff Lemire
  41. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  42. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
  43. A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
  44. The Great Shelby Holmes and the Haunted Hound by Elizabeth Eulberg
  45. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
  46. The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
  47. Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh
  48. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
  49. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  50. If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
  51. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
  52. In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen
  53. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  54. Just South of Home by Karen Strong
  55. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
  56. A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett
  57. Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw
  58. The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino and Michelle Wong
  59. Level 13 by Gordon Korman
  60. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
  61. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  62. Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
  63. Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige and Stephen Bryne
  64. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  65. Midnight Radio by Iolanda Zanfardino
  66. Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  67. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
  68. Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
  69. My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva
  70. My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi
  71. Nevers by Sara Cassidy
  72. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  73. One Lie Too Many by Eileen Cook
  74. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  75. Paper Girls, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
  76. Past Due for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  77. The Portal by Kathryn Lasky
  78. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
  79. Read on Arrival by Nora Page
  80. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  81. The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert
  82. A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong
  83. Runaways, Volume 3: That Was Yesterday by Rainbow Rowell
  84. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
  85. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
  86. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  87. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  88. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
  89. Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck
  90. Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  91. Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
  92. The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman
  93. Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo
  94. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  95. To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
  96. Trace by Pat Cummings
  97. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lang
  98. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
  99. Up for Air by Laurie Morrison
  100. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
  101. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
  102. Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagen
  103. We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  104. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  105. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  106. When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry
  107. Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
  108. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
  109. Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  110. Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
  111. Wonton Terror by Vivien Chien
  112. You Are Light by Aaron Becker
  113. You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook


  1. Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
  2. All Summer Long by Hope Larson
  3. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  4. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
  5. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
  6. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  7. The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar
  8. Birding Is My Favorite Video Game by Rosemary Mosco
  9. The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis
  10. Breakout by Kate Messner
  11. Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
  12. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany
  13. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic by Susan Tan
  14. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
  15. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  16. Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  17. Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai
  18. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
  19. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
  20. Gideon Falls, Volume 1: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
  21. Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George
  22. The Hollow under the Tree by Cary Fagan
  23. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  24. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  25. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
  26. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
  27. Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat
  28. Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
  29. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  30. Misfit City Volume 2 by Kirsten Smith
  31. Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  32. My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
  33. Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
  34. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  35. P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy
  36. Royals by Rachel Hawkins
  37. Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp
  38. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
  39. Secret Coders 6: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  40. Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins
  41. The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
  42. Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  43. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
  44. Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
  45. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  46. So Done by Paula Chase
  47. SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
  48. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
  49. Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr
  50. Takedown by Laura Shovan
  51. Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
  52. The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell
  53. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  54. The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser
  55. The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
  56. Wild Blues by Beth Kephart


  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. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan
  7. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
  8. Disney Manga: Magical Dance Volume 1 by Nao Kodaka
  9. The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish
  10. Fusion for Beginners and Experts by Rebecca Sugar and Angie Wang
  11. Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
  12. Heartwood Hotel 2: The Greatest Gift by Kallie George
  13. Misfit City Volume 1 by Kirsten Smith
  14. The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley
  15. A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  16. My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
  17. The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  18. Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
  19. Riverboat Roulette by Carolyn Keene
  20. Speed of Life by Carol Weston
  21. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  22. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  23. Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant


  1. The BFF Bucket List by Dee Romito
  2. Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson
  3. Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
  4. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 3 by Ryoko Kui
  5. Gertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley
  6. The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene
  7. Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
  8. The Missing Magic by Kallie George
  9. Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
  10. The Sign in the Smoke by Carolyn Keene
  11. Summerlost by Ally Condie
  12. The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne
  13. What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
  14. The Wolf's Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn
  15. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
  16. Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige


  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. The Penderwicks in Spring (audio) by Jeanne Birdsall
  8. A Script for Danger by Carolyn Keene
  9. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink


  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
  4. Weird Birds by Chris Earley


  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


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


  1. Little Bea by Daniel Roode
  2. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
  3. Emily the Strange: The 13th Hour by Rob Reger and Buzz Parker
  4. Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
  5. Fire Storm by Andy Lane
  6. Guilty Plea by Robert Rotenberg
  7. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
  8. The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
  9. The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein


  1. Bedeviled Eggs by Laura Childs
  2. Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas
  3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  4. The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg
  5. The Poisoned House by Michael Ford
  6. Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle
  7. Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck


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


  1. Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens (1995)


  1. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman and Peter Sís (1986)


  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)


  1. A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence (1966)
  2. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (1964)
  3. The Fire Cat by Esther Averill (1960)
  4. Tintin in Tibet by Hergé (1960)


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




  1. The Barrakee Mystery by Arthur W. Upfield (1929)
  2. Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery (1923)
  3. The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten (1920)


  1. Devils in Daylight by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1918)
  2. Green Trails and Upland Pastures by Walter Prichard Eaton (1917)


  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

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