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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Books Reviewed in 2023:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. Camp Creepy by Kiersten White
  2. Friday I'm in Love by Camryn Garrett
  3. The Game is a Footnote by Vicki Delany
  4. Harmony and Heartbreak by Claire Kann
  5. How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
  6. Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire
  7. Lost Places by Sarah Pinsker
  8. Monkey Prince by Gene Luen Yang and Bernard Chang (Illustrator)
  9. Prancer the Demon Chihuahua by Pam Pho and Cloris Chou (Illustrations)
  10. Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling by Elise Bryant
  11. 6 Times We Almost Kissed by Tess Sharpe
  12. Sorry, Bro by Taleen Voskuni
  13. A Tale of Two Princes by Eric Geron
  14. Till Death Do Us Port by Kate Lansing and Brooke Hoover (Narrator)
  15. Victory City by Salman Rushdie
  16. Wined and Died in New Orleans by Ellen Byron and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
  17. The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos


  1. August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White
  2. Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala and Danice Cabanela (Narrator)
  3. Dewey Decimated by Allison Brook and Marilyn Levinson (Narrator)
  4. Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese
  5. High Spirits by Carol J. Perry and C.S.E. Cooney (Narrator)
  6. Into the Windwracked Wilds by A. Deborah Baker
  7. Lore Olympus, Volume Two by Rachel Smythe
  8. Mazebook by Jeff Lemire
  9. The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela
  10. Outbreak Diaries by Jason Turner
  11. Vampiric Vacation by Kiersten White
  12. Soul of a Killer by Abby Collette and L. Malaika Cooper (Narrator)
  13. Steeped to Death by Gretchen Rue and Kristin Price (Narrator)
  14. The Vanderbeekers on the Road by Karina Yan Glaser
  15. Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White


  1. Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
  2. Dinosaur Sanctuary, Volume 1 by Itaru Kinoshita
  3. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer and Tamaryn Payne (Narrator) (2021)
  4. Picturing a Nation by Martin W. Sandler
  5. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  6. Seven-Year Witch by Angela M. Sanders
  7. She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat, Volume 1 by Sakaomi Yuzaki and Caleb David Cook (Translator)
  8. Spy x Family, Volume 7 by Tatsuya Endo
  9. The Vanderbeekers Make A Wish by Karina Yan Glaser


  1. Dead-End Detective by Amanda Flower and Laura Faye Smith (Narrator)
  2. A Design to Die For by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
  3. Galaxy Next Door, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure
  4. Hidden Pictures by Carolyn Keene
  5. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 1 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translator)
  6. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 2 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translation)
  7. The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Volume 1 by Kazuki Irodori
  8. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)


  1. No Judgments by Meg Cabot (2019)
  2. The Stolen Show by Carolyn Keene (2019)
  3. The Collectors by Jacqueline West (2018)
  4. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 2 by Kenjiro Hata (2018)
  5. A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas and Kate Reading (Narrator) (2017)
  6. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV (2017)
  7. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 3 by Tomohito Oda (2017)
  8. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (2017)
  9. The Promised Neverland 2 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2017)
  10. A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2017)
  11. Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill, Volume 1 by Ren Eguchi and Kevin Chen (Translator) (2016)
  12. Deck the Hallways by Kate Carlisle (2016)
  13. The Gathering by Dan Poblocki (2016)
  14. Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2014)
  15. Sweetness and Lightning Volume 2 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2014)
  16. All Fudged Up by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2013)
  17. Clammed Up by Barbara Ross and Dana Rosenberg (Narrator) (2013)
  18. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (2013)
  19. Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  20. Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2012)
  21. Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand (2011)
  22. Lead-Pipe Cinch by Christy Evans (2010)


  1. Passion, Betrayal And Killer Highlights by Kyra Davis and Gabra Zackman (Narrator) (2006)
  2. Wedding Day Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2001)


  1. Blind Descent by Nevada Barr and Barbara Rosenblat (Narrator) (1998)
  2. Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (1997)
  3. Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely and Lisa Reneé Pitts (Narrator) (1994)



  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. Socks by Beverly Cleary (1973)
  4. A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle (1971)




  1. Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton and Tibor Gergely (1946)


  1. Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky (1939)



  1. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham (1919)



2022 Reviews by year published

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