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2 stars: OK
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Books Reviewed in 2022:

Books reviewed by the year published.

2022

  1. All My Friends by Hope Larson
  2. Apple Crush by Lucy Knisley
  3. The Aquanaut by Dan Santat
  4. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: The Neighborhood by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora (Illustrations)
  5. Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
  6. Being Friends with Dragons by Katherine Locke and Diane Ewen (Illustrations)
  7. Black Hammer, Volume 5: Reborn, Part One by Jeff Lemire, Caitlin Yarsky (Illustrator) et. al
  8. Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Daniel Minter (Illustrations)
  9. Broadway Bird by Alex Timbers and Alisa Coburn (Illustrations)
  10. The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
  11. Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow
  12. Cinder the Fireplace Boy (Rewoven Tales) by Ana Mardoll
  13. Clause of Death by Lorna Barrett and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
  14. Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake and Laura Jennings (Narrator)
  15. Coached Red-Handed by Victoria Laurie and Rachel Dulude (Narrator)
  16. Crimes and Covers by Amanda Flower
  17. Deadly Director's Cut by Vicki Delany and Jennifer Van Dyck (narrator)
  18. Death by Beach Read by Eva Gates and Elise Arsenault (narrator)
  19. A Fatal Booking by Victoria Gilbert and Suzie Althens (Narrator)
  20. Gone but Not Furgotten by Cate Conte and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
  21. Green Arrow: Stranded by Brendan Deneen and Caleb Hosalla (Illustrations)
  22. Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala and Danice Cabanela (Narrator)
  23. Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle and Rebecca Gibel (Narrator)
  24. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien
  25. I'll Go and Come Back by Rajani LaRocca and Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
  26. The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
  27. Kat Hats by Daniel Pinkwater and Aaron Renier (Illustrator)
  28. A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
  29. The Legend of the Dream Giants by Dustin Hansen
  30. Light Years From Home by Mike Chen
  31. Little Houses by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
  32. Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Yas Imamura (Illustrator)
  33. Mister Miracle: The Great Escape by Varian Johnson and Daniel Isles (Illustrator)
  34. The Mystery of Albert E. Finch by Callie Hutton and Nano Nagle (Narrator)
  35. Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
  36. New from Here by Kelly Yang
  37. Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
  38. Odd Birds: Meet Nature's Weirdest Flock by Laura Gehl and Gareth Lucas (Illustrations)
  39. Oh My Gods! The Forgotten Maze by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick, and Juliana Moon (Illustrations)
  40. Okoye to the People by Ibi Zoboi
  41. One for All by Lillie Lainoff
  42. One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
  43. One True Loves by Elise Bryant
  44. Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  45. The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham (Illustrations
  46. Put Out to Pasture by Amanda Flower and Rachel Dulude (Narrator)
  47. Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space edited by Zoraida Córdova
  48. Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee
  49. Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters
  50. The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann
  51. Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy
  52. Spirits and Sourdough by Bailey Cates
  53. This Might Get Awkward by Kara McDowell
  54. Three Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon and Angie Hickman (Narrator)
  55. A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany and Kim Hicks (Narrator)
  56. Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee
  57. The Trainbow by Nina Laden
  58. Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
  59. The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera Trehan
  60. The Way From Here by Jane Cockram
  61. The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa
  62. When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
  63. Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire
  64. The Witch's Apprentice by Zetta Elliott
  65. Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega
  66. With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez and Andres Ceolin (Illustrations)
  67. The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López (Illustrator)
  68. You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen

2021

  1. [Ascender, Volume 4: Star Seed by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (Illustrator) ]
  2. Asking for Trouble by Sarah Prineas
  3. Batman and Robin and Howard by Jeffrey Brown
  4. Be My Ghost by Carol J. Perry and C.S.E Cooney (Narrator)
  5. Birds of Lake Merritt by Alex Harris
  6. Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette and L. Malaika Cooper (Narrator)
  7. Bond and Book: The Long, Long Good-Bye of "The Last Bookstore" by Mizuki Nomura
  8. Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen Byron
  9. A Calculated Whisk by Victoria Hamilton
  10. Clash by Kayla Miller
  11. Claws for Alarm by Cate Conte and Melissa Bently (narrator)
  12. Coached in the Act by Victoria Laurie
  13. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany and Jennifer Van Dyck (narrator)
  14. Death by Hot Apple Cider by Alex Erickson
  15. Death on the Shelf by Allison Brook and Mia Gaskin (Narrator)
  16. Digging Up Trouble by Kitt Crowe and Tina Wolstencroft (narrator)
  17. Doggone Deadly by Deborah Blake and Laura Jennings (Narrator)
  18. An Eggnog to Die for by Amy Pershing
  19. Expedition Backyard by Rosemary Mosco and Binglin Hu (illustrator)
  20. Friends Forever by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (Illustrations)
  21. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle and Traci Odom (Narrator)
  22. Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin and Adam Rex (Illustrations)
  23. The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
  24. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 3: In Other Worlds by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist)
  25. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Maria DiRico
  26. A Little Ferry Tale by Chad Otis
  27. Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
  28. A Murder Yule Regret by Winnie Archer and Emile Durante (Narrator)
  29. My Life in Transition by Julia Kaye
  30. Night Owl by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, and Lauren Myracle
  31. Once Upon a Seaside Murder by Maggie Blackburn and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  32. Oddball by Sarah Andersen
  33. Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  34. Phantoms by J.A. White
  35. Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor
  36. She's Fleeing a Byronic Hero by Lady Alana Smithee
  37. The Sign of Death by Callie Hutton and Nano Nagle (Narrator)
  38. Steeple, Volume 2: The Silvery Moon by John Allison
  39. Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds and Raúl the Third
  40. A Tale of Two Cookies by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  41. The Tea Dragon Tapestry
  42. Tink and Wendy by Kelly Ann Jacobson
  43. Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart and Manuel Preitano (Illustrator)


2020

  1. COVID-19 in Three to Five Words by April Murphy
  2. Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez
  3. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
  4. Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman
  5. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 2: Edge of Everything by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist)
  6. Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal by Shauna Holyoak
  7. Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
  8. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
  9. Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day and Laurel Merlington (Narrator)
  10. The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham (illustrator)
  11. The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage by Jeff Lemire and Denys Cowan (Illustrator)
  12. Really Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
  13. Spy x Family, Volume 3 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
  14. Spy x Family, Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endo
  15. Spy x Family, Volume 5 by Tatsuya Endo
  16. Sugar and Vice by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  17. A Whisker of a Doubt by Cate Conte and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)

2010s

  1. And Then There Were Crumbs by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator) (2019)
  2. Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn (2019)
  3. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis (2019)
  4. Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman (2019)
  5. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 1: Walking the Path by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist) (2019)
  6. Killer in the Carriage House by Sheila Connolly and Emily Durante (Narrator) (2019)
  7. Murder Ink by Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson and Jorjeana Marie (Narrator) (2019)
  8. No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne (2019)
  9. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Volume 1 by Keigo Maki (2019)
  10. Spy x Family, Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator) (2019)
  11. Spy x Family, Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator) (2019)
  12. Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator) (2019)
  13. Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (2018)
  14. Bear Country by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2018)
  15. Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay and Susan Boyce (narrator) (2018)
  16. Death by Espresso by Alex Erickson (2018)
  17. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator) (2018)
  18. Famous Mistakes by Carolyn Keene (2018)
  19. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 1 by Kenjiro Hata (2018)
  20. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle and Caroline Shaffer (Narrator) (2018)
  21. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman (2018)
  22. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 3 by Sumito Oowara (2018)
  23. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 5 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (Illustrations) (2018)
  24. Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly and Emily Durante (Narrator) (2018)
  25. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 1 by Shinichi Fukuda (2018)
  26. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 2 by Shinichi Fukuda
  27. Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (2018)
  28. A Nancy Drew Christmas by Carolyn Keene (2018)
  29. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV and Eddy Barrows (Artist), et. al. (2017)
  30. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate by James Tynion IV, et. al.
  31. A Californian's Guide to the Birds Among Us by Charles Hood (2017)
  32. The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa and Louise Heal Kawai (translator) (2017)
  33. Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations)
  34. Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator) (2017)
  35. Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2017)
  36. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (2017)
  37. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 2 by Sumito Oowara (2017)
  38. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 4 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (Illustrations) (2017)
  39. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (2017)
  40. Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (2017)
  41. Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay and Susan Boyce (narrator) (2017)
  42. Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2016)
  43. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda (2016)
  44. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 2 by Tomohito Oda (2016)
  45. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 14 by Adachitoka (2016)
  46. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2016)
  47. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (2016)
  48. Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon (2016)
  49. Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle (2015)
  50. Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly (2015)
  51. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 13 by Adachitoka (2015)
  52. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 12 by Adachitoka (2015)
  53. The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  54. Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay (2015)
  55. This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle (2015)
  56. The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  57. A Midwinter's Tail by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2014)
  58. Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire and Emily Bauer (Narrator) (2013)
  59. Final Catcall by Sofie Kelly (2013)
  60. Merman in My Tub, Volume 3 by Itokichi (2013)
  61. Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire and Emily Bauer (Narrator) (2013)
  62. Sweetness and Lightning, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2013)
  63. The Unkindness of Ravens by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrations) (2013)
  64. Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette (2012)
  65. Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2011)
  66. Smells Like Treasure by Suzanne Selfors (2011)

2000-2009

  1. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (2009)
  2. Ghastly Glass by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene (2009)
  3. The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion by Alice Kimberly (2009)
  4. Bleeding Hearts by Susan Wittig Albert (2006)
  5. Dead Man's Bones by Susan Wittig Albert (2005)
  6. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (2005)
  7. Gund by Bruce S. Raiffe and Alex Baron Raiffe (2005)
  8. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage (2005)
  9. Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis and Gabra Zackman (Narrator)
  10. Supergirl: The Girl of Steel by Jeph Loeb et al

1990-1999

  1. Blue-Ribbon Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrator) (1999)
  2. Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (narrator) (1999)
  3. Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (1999)
  4. Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (1997)
  5. Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier (1996)
  6. Private I. Guana: The Case of the Missing Chameleon by Nina Laden (1995)
  7. High-Wire Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrations) (1991)
  8. Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen (1990)
  9. Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies by Pija Lindenbaum and Gabrielle Charbonnet (translator) (1990)

1980-1989

  1. Hot-Air Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrations) (1981)
  2. The Suicide Murders by Howard Engel (1980)

1970-1979

  1. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1978)

1960-1969

  1. Sarah Somebody by Florence Slobodkin and Louis Slobodkin (illustrator) (1969)
  2. The Game of X by Robert Sheckley (1965)

1950-1959


1940-1949

  1. Hundreds and Hundreds of Pancakes by Audrey Chalmers (1942)

1930-1939

  1. Guys and Dolls by Damon Runyon

1920-1929

  1. Orlando by Virginia Woolf and Clare Higgins (Narrator) (1928)

1910-1919

  1. Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie (1911)

1900-1909


1800s


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