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Month in review

Reviews
Adele in Sand Land by Claude Ponti
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Arnold of the Ducks by Mordicai Gerstein
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Black Ice by Andy Lane
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
Chile Death by Susan Wittig Albert
Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman
The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers
The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas
Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History and Development by W.H. Matthews
Monster Trouble! by Lane Fredrickson and Michael Robertson
Murder Past Due by D.R. Meredith
No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll
Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett
Oscar Lives Next Door by Bonnie Farmer
Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang
The Phantom of Nantucket by Carolyn Keene
Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood
Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
Secrets & Sequences by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
Slug Days by Sara Leach
Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth
The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
Tenements, Towers & Trash by Julia Wertz
That Book Woman by Heather Henson
This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang
This Is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer
Under His Spell by Marie P. Croall and Hyeondo Park

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 06, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 13, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 20, 2018)
July 2018 Sources
July 2018 Summary

Road Essays
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FFFF00: The highway to utopia leads to self discovery for orphans
FFCCFF: Orphans through cornfields and time How I classify the road narrative protagonist

Previous month

Rating System

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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August in Review: 08/31/18

Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  2. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  3. The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
  4. The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas
  5. Monster Trouble! by Lane Fredrickson and Michael Robertson
  6. Oscar Lives Next Door by Bonnie Farmer
  7. Secrets & Sequences by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  8. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates

    Four Stars: (Good but flawed)

  1. Adele in Sand Land by Claude Pont
  2. L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers
  3. Murder Past Due by D.R. Meredith
  4. No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll
  5. Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett
  6. Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  7. That Book Woman by Heather Henson
  8. This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang

    Three Stars (Average)

  1. Black Ice by Andy Lane
  2. Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman
  3. Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History and Development by W.H. Matthews
  4. The Phantom of Nantucket by Carolyn Keene
  5. Tenements, Towers & Trash by Julia Wertz
  6. This Is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer
  7. Under His Spell by Marie P. Croall and Hyeondo Park

    Two Stars (Finished but it was a chore to read)

  1. Arnold of the Ducks by Mordicai Gerstein
  2. Chile Death by Susan Wittig Albert
  3. The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
  4. Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood
  5. Slug Days by Sara Leach
  6. Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth

    One Star (Did not finish / cannot recommend)

  1. The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

Books by Age

Books by Source

Books by Age Group
Books by Format

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  2. Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle (audiobook)
  3. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call by Kelly Thompson
  4. Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King
  5. Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth
  6. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
  7. Whatshisface by Gordon Korman
  8. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
  9. Young Frances by Hartley Lin
    Research
  1. Bob by Wendy Mass
  2. Captive Hearts of Oz Vol. 1 by Ryo Maruya
  3. Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
  4. Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
    Library book
  1. Bobo the Sailor Man! by Eileen Rosenthal
  2. Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
  3. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  4. Noragami: Stray God, Vol. 11 by Adachitoka
  5. Penguins of America by James Patterson
  6. The Poisoned House by Michael Ford
  7. Summerlost by Ally Condie
  8. Two Times a Traitor by Karen Bass
  9. Wandering Son, Vol. 4 by Takako Shimura

Read vs Review by Date - Jan / August 2018
Read vs Review by Date for 2018

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