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Blowing Clear by Joseph C. Lincoln
Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller
Charlie & Frog by Karen Kane
The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks
File M for Murder by Miranda James
Flotsametrics and the Floating World by Curtis Ebbesmeyer
Giant Days Volume 8 by John Allison
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
If Someone Says 'You Complete Me,' RUN! by Whoopi Goldberg
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard
The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage
Little Red Rodent Hood by Ursula Vernon
The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
The Mystery of the Missing Mask by M.A. Wilson
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl
The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser
Runaways, Volume 2: Best Friends Forever by Rainbow Rowell
Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters by Gene Luen Yang and Matthew Holmes
Seldom Disappointed by Tony Hillerman
Show Me a Story! by Leonard S. Marcus
Small Favor by Jim Butcher
Soof by Sarah Weeks
The Speaker by Traci Chee
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Very Rich by Polly Horvath
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse

Miscellaneous
Cybils Update (December 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 03)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 10)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 17)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 24)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 31)
November 2018 Sources
November 2018 Summary

Best of the Year
Favorites of the second half of 2018

Thirteen favourite Canadian reads of 2018

Twelve favorite diverse books read in 2018

Twelve Favorite graphic novels read in 2018

Twelve favorite mysteries read in 2018

Twelve favorite Road Narrative Spectrum books read in 2018

Twelve favorite road narrative spectrum essays written in 2018

Road Essays
FF9900 Orphan Wildlands Blue Highway

FF66FF: orphan home cornfield: or who lives alone in a cornfield?

FF66CC: Orphans at home in the maze

FF6699: orphans at home in the labyrinth

Road Narrative Update for November 2018

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4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Canadian Book Challenge: 2018-2019

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November 2018 Summary: 12/01/18

Reading report

In two weeks my group will be meeting to discuss the middle grade short list for Cybils. As you can imagine, most of my reading for November was Cybils focused. December's reading will be split into two parts: final Cybils reading and then reading as many 2018 published books on hand that I've purchased but not read yet.

November's reading appears to be lower than October, though still higher than the summer months. What the number doesn't reflect is how many partial books I read for the Cybils. Some of these I will finish post Cybils and their numbers will be reflected in December or January.

With the second month of Cybils over, I have thirty-five books out from the library. Of that, twenty-seven of them are specifically for the Cybils.

November's reading was six less than September's. I missed my 50%+1 inclusive goal by five books. Most of my reading was dictated by the Cybils and by which ones the library got to the hold shelf for me to pick up first. There are a large number of diverse books in the nominations but they are the most popular ones at the library and were harder to get. Again, you'll see them reflected in December's reading. Thrice as many reviews were diverse as not.

I had hoped to end 2018 with no more 2016 reviews to post. I'm going to fall short of that goal and they will roll into January. My 2017 reviews though are at similarly small numbers as the remaining 2016.

With the year wrapping up, most of the review slots will be going to newly published books. My gap numbers will grow in December and December and by January I may very well still have some stragglers from 2016. At the moment I have twenty-one reviews leftover from 2016 and twenty-one from last year. From 2018 I have ninety-seven, again a reflection of reading for the Cybils.

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