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Ascender, Volume 3: The Digital Mage by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen Audubon Cat by Mary Calhoun and Susan Bonners
The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany
Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 7 by Ryoko Kui
Delivery to the Lost City by P.G. Bell Hatch by Kenneth Oppel and Sophie Amoss (Narrator)
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
Made You Look by Diane Roberts
Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 1 by Ryƍsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi
Muffin But Murder by Victoria Hamilton
Muted by Tami Charles
The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
Santa's Husband by Daniel Kibblesmith and A.P. Quach
The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Speculative Los Angeles edited by Denise Hamilton
Spells and Scones by Bailey Cates and Amy Rubinate (Narrator)
Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
Stuck on Murder by Lucy Lawrence
Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
This Spell Can't Last by Isabel Sterling
We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen
White Nights by Ann Cleeves

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January 2021 Sources

January 2021 Summary

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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: 2021-2022

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January 2021 Sources: 02/02/21

Previous month's book sources

January was the tenth full month of shelter in place for COVID-19 precautions. It was our first New Years as just a family of three. Our oldest was stuck in Los Angeles. Ian's parents were stuck in Canada.

ROOB Score for the last three years

In January I read 21 TBR books, up from December's 20 TBR. I read five published in January. Seven books were for research, running even with December. None were from the library. The five TBRs brought my score up from -3.76 to -2.91. Nonetheless, it was among my best January months for eleven years of tracking. That's better than my predicted score of -2.5.

ROOB score mapped year after year to compare trends

February will have a mixture of new and previously month's books. While I predict a better score, around -3.0, I hope I don't fall too far behind in my new purchases either.

ROOB monthly averages

My average for January improved slightly from -2.39 to -2.43.

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