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Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
The Big Necessity by Rose George
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
Delicious in Dungeon Volume 2 by Ryoko Kui
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene
Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
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
The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten
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

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

Road Essays
CCFF66: Siblings going offroad to utopia

CCFF33: siblings to utopia along the Blue Highway: a brief look at the first seven seasons of Supernatural

CCFF00: Siblings to Utopia via the interstate

CCCCFF: Siblings through the cornfield to uhoria

CCCCCC: Siblings through the maze to uhoria

Road Narrative Update for April 2019

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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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Canadian Book Challenge: 2019-2020

Beat the Backlist 2020

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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. The Big Shrink by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  2. Black Hammer, Volume 4: Age of Doom Part Two by Jeff Lemire
  3. Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton
  4. A Deadly Grind by Victoria Hamilton
  5. Death on the Page by Essie Lang
  6. The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliott
  7. Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
  8. Freezer I'll Shoot by Victoria Hamilton
  9. Gideon Falls, Volume 1: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
  10. Gideon Falls, Volume 2: Original Sins by Jeff Lemire
  11. Gideon Falls, Volume 3: Stations of the Cross by Jeff Lemire
  12. Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci
  13. Guilty Plea by Robert Rotenberg
  14. Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh
  15. Heartwood Hotel 2: The Greatest Gift by Kallie George
  16. Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George
  17. I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Canadian illustrator)
  18. I'm Sad by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Canadian illustrator) I'm Worried by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Canadian illustrator)
  19. In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen
  20. It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad
  21. A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence
  22. Level 13 by Gordon Korman
  23. Nevers by Sara Cassidy
  24. Notorious by Gordon Korman
  25. Operatic by Kyo Maclear and Bryon Eggenschwiler
  26. The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden by Heather Smith and Rachel Wada
  27. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
  28. Read and Buried by Eva Gates
  29. Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
  30. A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong
  31. The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
  32. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
  33. Story Boat by Kyo Maclear and Rashin Kheiriyeh
  34. Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr
  35. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  36. There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany
  37. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  38. Vancouver Island: Sketches And Trip Notes by Albert Ranger
  39. Weird Birds by Chris Earley
  40. World's Worst Parrot by Alice Kuipers

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.

Books read and reviewed in 2018-2019

I'm tracking books read and reviewed for the 12th Annual CanBook Challenge.

  1. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
  2. The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
  3. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
  4. Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
  5. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
  6. Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson
  7. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany
  8. Chicken Girl by Heather Smith
  9. Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  10. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  11. The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks
  12. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  13. Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany
  14. The Enchanted Egg by Kallie George
  15. Foe by Iain Reid
  16. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
  17. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
  18. Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
  19. The Hollow under the Tree by Cary Fagan
  20. House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser and Jon Klassen
  21. Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
  22. Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge
  23. The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue
  24. Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin
  25. Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley
  26. Melena's Jubilee by Zetta Elliott and Aaron Boyd
  27. The Million by Karl Schroeder
  28. The Missing Magic by Kallie George
  29. Monoceros by Suzette Mayr
  30. My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
  31. My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
  32. The Mystery of the Missing Mask by M.A. Wilson
  33. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  34. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  35. Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg
  36. One Lie Too Many by Eileen Cook
  37. Oscar Lives Next Door by Bonnie Farmer
  38. Restart by Gordon Korman
  39. Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp
  40. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
  41. Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire
  42. Slug Days by Sara Leach
  43. Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn
  44. Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth
  45. SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
  46. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
  47. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
  48. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
  49. Two Times a Traitor by Karen Bass
  50. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
  51. Very Rich by Polly Horvath
  52. Weather or Not by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  53. Whatshisface by Gordon Korman
  54. Young Frances by Hartley Lin

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