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Books Reviewed in 2023:

Books reviewed by the year published.

2023

  1. Against the Currant by Olivia Matthews and Janina Edwards (Narrator)
  2. Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth
  3. Barbacoa, Bomba, and Betrayal by Raquel V. Reyes and Frankie Corzo (narrator)
  4. The Bawk-ness Monster by Natalie Riess and Sara Goetter
  5. The Beauty Trials by Dhonielle Clayton
  6. The Big Sting by Rachelle Delaney
  7. Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown
  8. Camp Creepy by Kiersten White
  9. Coaching Fire by Victoria Laurie and Rachel Dulude (narrator)
  10. Curds of Prey by Korina Moss and Erin Moon (Narrator)
  11. Death by Iced Coffee by Alex Erickson and Melissa Moran (Narrator)
  12. Death by Spiced Chai by Alex Erickson and Melissa Moran (Narrator)
  13. Death Knells and Wedding Bells by Eva Gates and Elise Arsenault (Narrator)
  14. Disagreement (Discórdia) by Nani Brunini
  15. Drew Leclair Crushes the Case by Katryn Bury and Devon Hales (Narrator)
  16. Elf Dog and Owl Head by M.T. Anderson and Junyi Wu (Illustrator)
  17. The Enchanted Bridge by Zetta Elliott and Cherise Harris (Illustrations)
  18. The Family Fortuna by Lindsay Eagar
  19. Finally Seen by Kelly Yang
  20. Four Charming Spells by Lynn Cahoon and Angie Hickman (Narrator)
  21. Four Parties and a Funeral by Maria DiRico and Devon Sorvari (Narrator)
  22. Friday I'm in Love by Camryn Garrett
  23. The Game is a Footnote by Vicki Delany
  24. The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle and Traci Odom (Narrator)
  25. The Ghost Goes to the Dogs by Cleo Coyle and Traci Odom (Narrator)
  26. Girl Taking Over by Sarah Kuhn and Arielle Jovellanos (Illustrator)
  27. The Golden Frog Games by Claribel A. Ortega
  28. A Good Day to Pie by Misha Popp and Tanya Eby (Narrator)
  29. A Green Velvet Secret by Vicki Grant
  30. A Half-Baked Murder by Emily George and Chelsea Stephens (Narrator)
  31. Hard Dough Homicide by Olivia Matthews and Janina Edwards (Narrator)
  32. Harmony and Heartbreak by Claire Kann
  33. Hiss Me Deadly by Miranda James
  34. A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher
  35. How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
  36. The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi
  37. A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins
  38. Lo and Behold by Wendy Mass and Gabi Mendez (Illustrator)
  39. Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire
  40. Lost Places by Sarah Pinsker
  41. Menacing Manor by Kiersten White
  42. A Midsummer Night's Scheme by Harper Kincaid and Renee Dorian (Narrator)
  43. Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind by Misa Sugiura
  44. Monkey Prince by Gene Luen Yang and Bernard Chang (Illustrator)
  45. Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala and Danice Cabanela (Narrator)
  46. Murder at the Lobstah Shack by Maddie Day and Rachel Dulude (Narrator)
  47. Murder is a Piece of Cake by Valerie Burns and Jasmin Walker (Narrator)
  48. Murder on Mustang Beach by Alicia Bessette and Karissa Vacker (Narrator)
  49. My Dear Henry by Kalynn Bayron
  50. My Mother Was a Nanny by Laura James
  51. The Mysteries by Bill Watterson and John Kascht (Illustrator)
  52. A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe by Mark Dawidziak
  53. The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest
  54. Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy by Angie Thomas
  55. Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi
  56. Off the Map by Trish Doller
  57. Oh No, the Aunts Are Here by Adam Rex and Lian Cho (Illustrator)
  58. Overdue or Die by Allison Brook and Mia Gaskin (Narrator)
  59. The Perfect Staging for Murder by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
  60. Prancer the Demon Chihuahua by Pam Pho and Cloris Chou (Illustrations)
  61. A Questionable Character by Lorna Barrett and Casandra Campbell (Narrator)
  62. Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling by Elise Bryant
  63. Royal Blood by Aimee Carter
  64. The Scariest Kitten in the World by Kate Messner and MacKenzie Haley (Illustrations)
  65. Silver Alert by Lee Smith and Caitlin Davies (Narrator)
  66. The Sister Switch by Sarah Mlynowski, Debbie Rigaud, and Maxine Vee (Illustrator)
  67. 6 Times We Almost Kissed by Tess Sharpe
  68. Sorry, Bro by Taleen Voskuni
  69. Steeped in Malice by Vicki Delany and Shaina Summerville (Narrator)
  70. Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  71. Take the Honey and Run by Jennie Marts and Cris Dukehart (Narrator)
  72. A Tale of Two Princes by Eric Geron
  73. Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher
  74. Till Death Do Us Port by Kate Lansing and Brooke Hoover (Narrator)
  75. Unspoken Magic by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  76. Victory City by Salman Rushdie
  77. Teen Titans: Robin by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)
  78. This Isn't Going to End Well by Daniel Wallace
  79. We Are Going to Be Pals! by Mark Teague
  80. Why Are You Like This? by Meg Adams
  81. Wined and Died in New Orleans by Ellen Byron and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
  82. Witch Upon a Star by Angela M. Sanders and Francesca Townes (Narrator)
  83. The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos
  84. Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us by Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross

2022

  1. Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman and Emily Rankin (Narrator)
  2. August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White
  3. Batter Off Dead by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  4. Best Wishes by Sarah Mlynowski
  5. Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala and Danice Cabanela (Narrator)
  6. Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens and Monica Mikai (Illustrator)
  7. Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking by Raquel V. Reyes and Frankie Corzo (Narrator)
  8. Crunch by Kayla Miller
  9. Dewey Decimated by Allison Brook and Marilyn Levinson (Narrator)
  10. Diana and Nubia: Princesses of the Amazons by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale and Victoria Ying (Illustrator)
  11. Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade by Nancy Springer
  12. Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese
  13. Frank and Bert by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
  14. Frozen Detective by Amanda Flower and Laura Faye Smith (Narrator)
  15. Gone for Gouda by Korina Moss and Erin Moon (Narrator)
  16. High Spirits by Carol J. Perry and C.S.E. Cooney (Narrator)
  17. Into the Windwracked Wilds by A. Deborah Baker
  18. Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett
  19. Live and Let Grind by Tara Lush and Kae Marie Denino (Narrator)
  20. Lore Olympus, Volume Two by Rachel Smythe
  21. Lore Olympus: Volume Three by Rachel Smythe
  22. Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies by Misha Popp and Tanya Eby (Narrator)
  23. The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton and Khadijah Khatib (Illustrator)
  24. Mazebook by Jeff Lemire
  25. The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela
  26. Outbreak Diaries by Jason Turner
  27. Pink, Blue, and You!: Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes by Elise Gravel with Mykaell Blais
  28. A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo
  29. Shareware Heroes by Richard Moss
  30. Sisterhood of Sleuths by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  31. Soul of a Killer by Abby Collette and L. Malaika Cooper (Narrator)
  32. Spy x Family, Volume 9 by Tatsuya Endo
  33. Steeped to Death by Gretchen Rue and Kristin Price (Narrator)
  34. Two Dogs by Ian Falconer
  35. Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns and Jasmin Walker (Narrator)
  36. Vampire Weekend by Mike Chen
  37. Vampiric Vacation by Kiersten White
  38. The Vanderbeekers on the Road by Karina Yan Glaser
  39. Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca
  40. Witch and Famous by Angela M. Sanders and Francesca Townes (Narrator)
  41. Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White

2021

  1. Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
  2. Assorted Entanglements, Volume 1 by Mikanuji
  3. Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia by Barbara Sandri et al.
  4. Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush and Kae Marie Denino (Narrator)
  5. Danger at the Iron Dragon by Carolyn Keene
  6. Dinosaur Sanctuary, Volume 1 by Itaru Kinoshita
  7. East Bay Artists 2021 by Jessica Warren
  8. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer and Tamaryn Payne (Narrator)
  9. A Fatal Feast by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
  10. A Galaxy Next Door, Volume 2 by Gido Amagakure
  11. Lost Lad London, Volume Two by Shima Shinya
  12. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  13. The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Volume 2 by Kazuki Irodori (Artist) and Yatsuki Wakatsu
  14. Picturing a Nation by Martin W. Sandler
  15. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  16. Seven-Year Witch by Angela M. Sanders
  17. She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat, Volume 1 by Sakaomi Yuzaki and Caleb David Cook (Translator)
  18. Spy x Family, Volume 7 by Tatsuya Endo
  19. Spy x Family, Volume 8 by Tatsuya Endo
  20. A Streetcar Named Murder by T.G. Herren and Cindy Kay (Narrator)
  21. Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune (2021)
  22. The Vanderbeekers Make A Wish by Karina Yan Glaser
  23. Well Matched by Jen DeLuca
  24. Yes & No by Elisha Cooper


2020

  1. A Cop and a Coop by Hillary Avis and Kitty Hendrix (Narrator)
  2. Dead-End Detective by Amanda Flower and Laura Faye Smith (Narrator)
  3. A Design to Die For by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
  4. A Flock and a Fluke by Hillary Avis and Kitty Hendrix (Narrator)
  5. Galaxy Next Door, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure
  6. Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush and Kae Marie Denino (Narrator)
  7. Hidden Pictures by Carolyn Keene
  8. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  9. House of El: Book One: The Shadow Threat by Claudia Gray and Eric Zawadzki (Illustrator)
  10. I Am a Cat Barista, Volume 2 by Hiro Maijima
  11. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 1 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translator)
  12. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 2 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translation)
  13. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 3 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translator)
  14. The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today, Volume 3 by Hitsuji Yamada
  15. Murder at the Taffy Shop by Maddie Day and Rachel Dulude (Narrator)
  16. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 5 by Shinichi Fukuda and Taylor Engel (Translator)
  17. The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Volume 1 by Kazuki Irodori
  18. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
  19. The Vanishing Statue by Carolyn Keene
  20. When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo
  21. Ya Boy Kongming!, Volume 1 by Yuto Yotsuba and Ryō Ogawa (illustrator)
  22. Ya Boy Kongming! Volume 2 by Yuto Yotsuba and Ryō Ogawa

2010s

  1. Bocchi the Rock!, Volume 1 by Aki Hamazi (2019)
  2. Call of the Night, Volume 1 by Kotoyama (2019)
  3. Dying for Devil's Food by Jenn McKinlay and Susan Boyce (narrator) (2019)
  4. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 4 by Kenjirō Hata (2019)
  5. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe (2019)
  6. Karl the Fog: San Francisco's Most Mysterious Resident by Karl the Fog (2019)
  7. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 4 by Sumito Oowara and Kumar Sivasubramanian (Translator) (2019)
  8. A Man and His Cat, Volume 3 by Umi Sakurai (2019)
  9. The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again, Today, Volume 1 by Hitsuji Yamada (2019)
  10. The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again, Today, Volume 2 by Hitsuji Yamada (2019)
  11. Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day and Rachel Dulude (Narrator) (2019)
  12. No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker and Thérèse Plummer (Narrator) (2019)
  13. No Judgments by Meg Cabot (2019)
  14. Prologue to Murder by Lauren Elliott and Karen White (Narrator) (2019)
  15. Shadows House, Volume 1 by Somato (2019)
  16. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Volume 2 by Keigo Maki (2019)
  17. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Volume 3 by Keigo Maki (2019)
  18. Shot Through the Hearth by Kate Carlisle and and Angela Starling (Narrator) (2019)
  19. Superwomen in Love!, Volume 1 by Sometime (2019)
  20. The Stolen Show by Carolyn Keene (2019)
  21. A Storm of Wishes by Jacqueline West (2019)
  22. Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker and Thérèse Plummer (Narrator)
  23. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2018)
  24. The Collectors by Jacqueline West (2018)
  25. DeadEndia: The Watcher's Test by Hamish Steele
  26. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 2 by Kenjiro Hata (2018)
  27. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 3 by Kenjirō Hata
  28. The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas and Kate Reading (Narrator)
  29. Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker and Thérèse Plummer (Narrator) (2018)
  30. A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle and Eileen Stevens (Narrator) (2018)
  31. Yellow Kayak by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillón (Illustrator) (2018)
  32. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV (2017)
  33. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (2017)
  34. Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper (2017)
  35. A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas and Kate Reading (Narrator) (2017)
  36. Eaves of Destruction by Kate Carlisle and Angela Starling (Narrator)
  37. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 3 by Tomohito Oda (2017)
  38. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 4 by Tomohito Oda (2017)
  39. Komi Can’t Communicate, Volume 5 Tomohito Oda (2017)
  40. No Way Out by Dan Poblocki (2017)
  41. Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer (2017)
  42. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (2017)
  43. The Promised Neverland 2 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2017)
  44. A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2017)
  45. Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill, Volume 1 by Ren Eguchi and Kevin Chen (Translator) (2016)
  46. Deck the Hallways by Kate Carlisle (2016)
  47. Fire Force, Volume 1 by Atsushi Ohkubo (2016)
  48. Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross and Dara Rosenberg (Narrator) (2016)
  49. The Gathering by Dan Poblocki (2016)
  50. Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Volume 1 by Kagiji Kumanomata (2016)
  51. You Can't Hide by Dan Poblocki (2016)
  52. Dressed to Kill by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2015)
  53. Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen by Chris Riddell (2015)
  54. Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell (2015)
  55. A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz (2015)
  56. Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2015)
  57. Laid-Back Camp, Volume 1 by Afro (2015)
  58. A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2015)
  59. Musseled Out by Barbara Ross and Dara Rosenberg (Narrator) (2015)
  60. Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2015)
  61. Perfect World, Volume 1 by Rie Aruga (2015)
  62. Boiled Over by Barbara Ross and Dara Rosenberg (Narrator) (2014)
  63. To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2014)
  64. Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death by Chris Riddell (2014)
  65. If the Shoe Kills by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2014)
  66. Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2014)
  67. On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2014)
  68. Spinning in Her Grave by Molly MacRae and Emily Durante (Narrator) (2014)
  69. Sweetness and Lightning Volume 2 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2014)
  70. Sweetness and Lightning, Volume 3 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2014)
  71. xxxHOLiC Rei, Volume 1 by CLAMP (reread)
  72. All Fudged Up by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2013)
  73. The Case of the Toxic Mutants by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  74. Clammed Up by Barbara Ross and Dana Rosenberg (Narrator) (2013)
  75. Dyeing Wishes by Molly MacRae and and Emily Durante
  76. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (2013)
  77. Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  78. Read It and Weep by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2013)
  79. Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette and Laura Jennings (narrator) (2013)
  80. Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2012)
  81. Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae (2012)
  82. Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand (2011)
  83. Lead-Pipe Cinch by Christy Evans (2010)
  84. The Lonely Phone Booth by Peter Ackerman and Max Dalton (Illustrator) (2010)

2000-2009

  1. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague (Illustrator) (2009)
  2. A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck (2009)
  3. Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate by Kyra Davis and Gabra Zackman (Narrator) (2007)
  4. Saturn Apartments, Volume 2 by Hisae Iwaoka and Rachel Balzora Thorn (Translator) (2007)
  5. The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl by Tomihiko Morimi and Emily Balistrieri (Translator)
  6. Passion, Betrayal And Killer Highlights by Kyra Davis and Gabra Zackman (Narrator) (2006)
  7. New Year's Eve Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2005)
  8. Star Spangled Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2005)
  9. The Tatami Galaxy by Tomihiko Morimi and Emily Balistrieri (Translator) (2004)
  10. Father's Day Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2003)
  11. Hope Springs by Lynne Hinton (2003)
  12. Birthday Party Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2002)
  13. This Pen for Hire by Laura Levine and Brittany Pressley (Narrator) (2002)
  14. Wedding Day Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2001)
  15. Deep South by Nevada Barr (2000)
  16. A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

1990-1999

  1. Blind Descent by Nevada Barr and Barbara Rosenblat (Narrator) (1998)
  2. A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (1998)
  3. Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (1997)
  4. The Starlite Drive-In by Marjorie Reynolds (1997)
  5. Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely and Lisa Reneé Pitts (Narrator) (1994)

1980-1989


1970-1979

  1. Busy Day, Busy People by Tibor Gergely (1973)
  2. Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman and George Guidall (1973) (re-read)
  3. How Spider Saved Halloween by Robert Kraus (1973)
  4. Socks by Beverly Cleary (1973)
  5. A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle (1971)

1960-1969

  1. Memoirs of a Mangy Lover by Groucho Marx and Leo Hershfeld (illustrator) (1962)
  2. Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton (1960)
  3. The Wrecking Crew by Donald Hamilton (1960)

1950-1959


1940-1949

  1. Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton and Tibor Gergely (1946)
  2. Tootle by Gertrude Crampton and Tibor Gergely (Illustrator) (1945)
  3. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift and Lynd Ward (Illustrator) (1942)

1930-1939

  1. Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky (1939)

1920-1929

  1. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie and David Suchet (Narrator) (1924)

1910-1919

  1. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham (1919)
  2. Windy McPherson's Son by Sherwood Anderson (1916)

1900-1909

  1. Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and W. W. Denton (1900)

1800s

  1. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (1881)

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