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Allegiant by Veronica Roth
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Delicious in Dungeon Volume 2 by Ryoko Kui
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Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck
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To Brie or Not To Brie by Avery Aames
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
Wild Blues by Beth Kephart

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April 2019 Sources
April 2019 Summary
The illusion of organized reading
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 06)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 13)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 27)
May is looking a lot like mid March

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CCFF66: Siblings going offroad to utopia

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CCFF00: Siblings to Utopia via the interstate

CCCCFF: Siblings through the cornfield to uhoria

CCCCCC: Siblings through the maze to uhoria

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Canadian Book Challenge: 2019-2020: 05/07/19

13th Canadian Book Challenge

July 1st, Canada Day, is also the starting day for the annual Canadain Books Challenge. It's been running for twelve years and this thirteenth year will be the first year of it being hosted on the Canadian Bookworm blog.

Books read and reviewed in 2019-2020

I'm tracking books read and reviewed for the 13th annual Canadian Book Challenge

  1. Ascender, Volume 1: The Haunted Galaxy by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  2. The Big Shrink by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  3. Black Hammer, Volume 4: Age of Doom Part Two by Jeff Lemire
  4. Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton
  5. Camp Spirit by Axelle Lenoir
  6. A Deadly Grind by Victoria Hamilton
  7. Death on the Page by Essie Lang
  8. Descender, Volume 1: Tin Stars by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  9. Descender, Volume 2: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  10. The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliott
  11. Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
  12. Freezer I'll Shoot by Victoria Hamilton
  13. Gideon Falls, Volume 1: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
  14. Gideon Falls, Volume 2: Original Sins by Jeff Lemire
  15. Gideon Falls, Volume 3: Stations of the Cross by Jeff Lemire
  16. Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci
  17. Guilty Plea by Robert Rotenberg
  18. Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh
  19. The Haunting of Vancouver Island by Shanon Sinn
  20. Heartwood Hotel 2: The Greatest Gift by Kallie George
  21. Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George
  22. Heartwood Hotel 4: Home Again by Kallie George
  23. I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Canadian illustrator)
  24. I'm Sad by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Canadian illustrator)
  25. I'm Worried by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Canadian illustrator)
  26. In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen
  27. It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad
  28. A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence
  29. Level 13 by Gordon Korman
  30. Nevers by Sara Cassidy
  31. No Mallets Intended by Victoria Hamilton
  32. Notorious by Gordon Korman
  33. Operatic by Kyo Maclear and Bryon Eggenschwiler
  34. The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden by Heather Smith and Rachel Wada
  35. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
  36. Read and Buried by Eva Gates
  37. Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
  38. A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong
  39. The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
  40. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
  41. Story Boat by Kyo Maclear and Rashin Kheiriyeh
  42. Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr
  43. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  44. There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany
  45. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  46. Vancouver Island: Sketches And Trip Notes by Albert Ranger
  47. Weird Birds by Chris Earley
  48. White Colander Crime by Victoria Hamilton
  49. World's Worst Parrot by Alice Kuipers
  50. You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim

I have been participating since 2009. While the official goal is to read thirteen (or one per province), my personal goal is 52 or more. That means posting at least one review of a Canadian book each week. My Canadian book review day is Tuesday.

Last year's theme was roadside attractions of Canada. This year the theme is Indigenous languages of Canada. It works well with my goal of diversifying my reading both for pleasure and in my Road Narrative Spectrum project.

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