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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Canadian Book Challenge: 2018-2019

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Books Reviewed in 2018:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up by James Burks
  2. Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
  3. Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
  4. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  5. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  6. The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and and M. Shelley Coats
  7. Fearless Mary by Tami Charles and Claire Almon
  8. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  9. Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
  10. Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham Dan Schoening
  11. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
  12. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  13. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
  14. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
  15. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  16. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  17. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  18. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  19. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
  20. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  21. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  22. Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  23. Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
  24. To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
  25. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
  26. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  27. You Are Light by Aaron Becker


  1. Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
  2. All Summer Long by Hope Larson
  3. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
  4. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  5. Birding Is My Favorite Video Game by Rosemary Mosco
  6. Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
  7. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany
  8. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
  9. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  10. Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  11. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
  12. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
  13. The Hollow under the Tree by Cary Fagan
  14. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  15. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  16. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
  17. Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
  18. My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
  19. Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp
  20. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
  21. SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
  22. Takedown by Laura Shovan
  23. Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl


  1. Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  2. Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho
  3. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
  4. Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
  5. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
  6. Disney Manga: Magical Dance Volume 1 by Nao Kodaka
  7. Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
  8. The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley
  9. Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
  10. Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant


  1. Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson
  2. Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
  3. Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
  4. The Missing Magic by Kallie George
  5. Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
  6. The Sign in the Smoke by Carolyn Keene
  7. Summerlost by Ally Condie
  8. 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. Knife Edge by Andrew Lane
  6. A Script for Danger by Carolyn Keene
  7. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink


  1. Daring Do and the Eternal Flower by A.K. Yearling
  2. Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass


  1. Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill and LeUyen Pham
  2. My Little Pony Micro-Series: #7 Cutie Mark Crusaders by Ted Anderson
  3. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #8: Princess Celestia by Georgia Ball
  4. FF6600: Orphans looking for home on the Interstate


  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. Snake Bite by Andrew Lane
  6. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann


  1. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
  2. Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
  3. Fire Storm by Andy Lane
  4. The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
  5. The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein


  1. Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas
  2. The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg
  3. The Poisoned House by Michael Ford


  1. Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs (2009)
  2. Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg (2009)
  3. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (2008)
  4. Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs (2008)
  5. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (2008)
  6. The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll (2007)
  7. Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer (2005)
  8. Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver? by Sharon Kahn (2004)
  9. Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl (2002)
  10. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson (2001)


  1. Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens (1995)



  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. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (1964)
  2. Tintin in Tibet by Hergé (1960)







  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