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Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
To Coach a Killer by Victoria Laurie
Deadly Daggers by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
Double or Muffin by Victoria Hamilton and Margaret Strom (Narrator)
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Volume 3 by Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama (Illustrator)
Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
The House of Brides by Jane Cockram
Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
Little Black Book by Kate Carlisle
Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon (Illustrations)
More to the Story by Hena Khan
Muffled by Jennifer Gennari
Mulled to Death by Kate Lansing and Brooke Hoover (Narrator)
Paladin's Hope by T. Kingfisher
A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching by Rosemary Mosco
Restaurant to Another World Volume 4 by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami (Illustrations)
A Study in Murder by Callie Hutton and Rosie Akerman (Narrator)
Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia Kaye
Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)
There's a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers
Thor & Loki: Double Trouble by Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru
The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

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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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December in Review: 12/31/21

Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
  2. To Coach a Killer by Victoria Laurie
  3. Double or Muffin by Victoria Hamilton and Margaret Strom (Narrator)
  4. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Volume 3 by Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama (Illustrator)
  5. Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
  6. Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
  7. Little Black Book by Kate Carlisle
  8. More to the Story by Hena Khan
  9. Muffled by Jennifer Gennari
  10. Mulled to Death by Kate Lansing and Brooke Hoover (Narrator)
  11. Restaurant to Another World Volume 4 by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami (Illustrations)
  12. Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia Kaye
  13. Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)
  14. There's a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers

    Four Stars: (Good but flawed)

  1. Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
  2. The House of Brides by Jane Cockram
  3. Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon (Illustrations)
  4. Paladin's Hope by T. Kingfisher
  5. A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching by Rosemary Mosco
  6. Thor & Loki: Double Trouble by Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru

    Three Stars: (Average)

  1. A Study in Murder by Callie Hutton and Rosie Akerman (Narrator)
  2. The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

    Two Stars: (OK)

  1. Deadly Daggers by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
  2. Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

    One Star: (Did not finish)

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. Batman and Robin and Howard by Jeffrey Brown
  2. Birds of Lake Merritt by Alex Harris
  3. Blue-Ribbon Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrator)
  4. Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn
  5. Claws for Alarm by Cate Conte
  6. Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay
  7. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
  8. Death by Hot Apple Cider by Alex Erickson
  9. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Reading)
  10. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 3 by Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama (Illustrator)
  11. Final Catcall by Sofie Kelly
  12. Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin and Adam Rex (Illustrations)
  13. Hundreds and Hundreds of Pancakes by Audrey Chalmers
  14. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Maria DiRico
  15. Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal by Shauna Holyoak
  16. Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
  17. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 4 by Ryƍsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (Illustrations)
  18. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
  19. Murder Ink by Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson and Jorjeana Marie (Narrator)
  20. Night Owl by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, and Lauren Myracle
  21. Oddball by Sarah Andersen (December 2021)
  22. Once Upon a Seaside Murder by Maggie Blackburn and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  23. Restaurant to Another World Volume 4 by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami (Illustrations)
  24. Sarah Somebody by Florence Slobodkin and Louis Slobodkin (illustrator)
  25. The Sign of Death by Callie Hutton and Nano Nagle (Narrator)
  26. Silent Knife by Shelley Freydont
  27. Steeple, Volume 2: The Silvery Moon by John Allison
    Research
  1. The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage by Jeff Lemire and Denys Cowan (Illustrator)
  2. Thor & Loki: Double Trouble by Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru (December 2021)
    Review
  1. Tink and Wendy by Kelly Ann Jacobson
    Library book
  1. My Life in Transition by Julia Kaye
  2. Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia Kaye

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