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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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Books Reviewed in 2020:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
  2. As Far as You'll Take Me by Phil Stamper
  3. Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders
  4. Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
  5. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  6. A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany
  7. Delivery to the Lost City by P.G. Bell
  8. Ghost-Spider, Volume 2: Party People by Seanan McGuire and Ig Guara (Illustrations)
  9. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
  10. The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson
  11. Muted by Tami Charles
  12. Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith
  13. Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick, and Juliana Moon (Illustrations)
  14. One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
  15. Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
  16. Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis
  17. Speculative Los Angeles edited by Denise Hamilton
  18. Stella's Stellar Hair by Yesenia Moises
  19. We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen


  1. Ascender, Volume 2: The Dead Sea by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  2. Ascender, Volume 3: The Digital Mage by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  3. The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling
  4. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 7 by Ryoko Kui
  5. Hatch by Kenneth Oppel and Sophie Amoss (Narrator)
  6. Hide and Seek by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins
  7. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  8. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
  9. These Violent
  10. This Spell Can't Last by Isabel SterlingDelights by Chloe Gong


  1. Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee (2019)
  2. Five Unicorn Flush by T.J. Berry (2019)
  3. The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick (2019)
  4. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (2019)
  5. The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (2019)
  6. Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (2019)
  7. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby (2019)
  8. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 6 by Ryoko Kui (2018)
  9. My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn (2018)
  10. Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke (2017)
  11. The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates (2017)
  12. Santa's Husband by Daniel Kibblesmith and A.P. Quach (2017)
  13. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 1 by Ryƍsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (2016)
  14. Spells and Scones by Bailey Cates and Amy Rubinate (Narrator) (2016)
  15. Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates (2015)
  16. Muffin But Murder by Victoria Hamilton (2014)
  17. Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella (2014)
  18. The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy
  19. Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead (2013)
  20. Spore by Alex Scarrow (2013)
  21. No Such Thing as Ghosts by Ursula Vernon (2011)
  22. Negative Image by Vicki Delany (2010)
  23. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay (2010)


  1. Stuck on Murder by Lucy Lawrence (2009)
  2. Winter of Secrets by Vicki Delany (2009)
  3. White Nights by Ann Cleeves (2008)
  4. Made You Look by Diane Roberts (2003)
  5. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (re-read) (2003)
  6. Mistletoe Man by Susan Wittig Albert (2000)



  1. Audubon Cat by Mary Calhoun and Susan Bonners (1981)


  1. Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters (1976)


  1. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (1962)




  1. The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten (1923)


  1. The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1915)
  2. Sky Island by L. Frank Baum (1912)


2020 Reviews by year published

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