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3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Books Reviewed in 2018:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. The Alcatraz Escape by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  2. American Panda by Gloria Chao
  3. Amulet 8: Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi
  4. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
  5. Bad Neighbors by Maia Chance
  6. Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold
  7. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  8. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  9. Better Off Read by Nora Page
  10. Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event by Jeff Lemire
  11. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad
  12. Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
  13. Bob by Wendy Mass
  14. The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
  15. CatStronauts: Robot Rescue by Drew Brockington
  16. Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
  17. The Chosen Ones by Scarlett Thomas
  18. A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  19. Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce
  20. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
  21. Don't Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci
  22. The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
  23. Dragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and, Emily Jenkins
  24. Echo's Sister by Paul Mosier
  25. Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles by Mark Russell and Mike Feehan
  26. Fenway and Hattie Up to New Tricks by Victoria J. Coe
  27. Flo by Kyo Maclear and Jay Fleck
  28. Foe by Iain Reid
  29. A Friendly Town That's Almost Always by the Ocean! by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats
  30. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  31. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call by Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell
  32. Giant Days: Extra Credit by John Allison
  33. Giant Days, Volume 7 by John Allison
  34. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
  35. The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case by Elizabeth Eulberg
  36. Hamster Princess: Whiskerella
  37. The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
  38. Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
  39. Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
  40. The Ice Witch by Joel Ross
  41. Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King
  42. The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
  43. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  44. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  45. Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
  46. The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas
  47. Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
  48. Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz
  49. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  50. Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin
  51. Lowriders Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper and Raul III
  52. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
  53. The Million by Karl Schroeder
  54. Monsters Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
  55. The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel
  56. No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll
  57. The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet
  58. Paper Girls, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
  59. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  60. Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
  61. Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  62. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  63. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd
  64. Puerto Rico Strong edited by Hazel Newlevant
  65. Runaways, Volume 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell
  66. Running With Lions by Julian Winters
  67. Ship It by Britta Lundin
  68. Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire
  69. A Side of Sabotage by C.M. Surrisi
  70. Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn
  71. Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth
  72. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  73. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
  74. Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army by Enigma Alberti
  75. Square by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  76. Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla
  77. Sunny by Jason Reynolds
  78. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
  79. The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell
  80. Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartmen
  81. This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
  82. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
  83. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  84. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick
  85. Weather or Not by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  86. Whatshisface by Gordon Korman
  87. The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
  88. Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
  89. The Wonder Engine by T. Kingfisher
  90. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
  91. Young Frances by Hartley Lin


  1. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  2. Avatar: The Last Airbender: North and South, Part Three by Gene Luen Yang
  3. Braced by Alyson Gerber
  4. Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel
  5. The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
  6. Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher
  7. A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
  8. Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question by Martha Freeman
  9. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
  10. Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes by Mary E. Lambert
  11. Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz
  12. The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
  13. Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
  14. Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  15. Giant Days, Volume 6 by John Allison
  16. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta
  17. Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge
  18. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  19. Internet Famous by Danika Stone
  20. It All Comes Down to This by Karen English
  21. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
  22. Karma Khullar's Mustache by Kristi Wientge
  23. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
  24. Lemons by Melissa Savage
  25. Malaika’s Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher (illustrator)
  26. Melena's Jubilee by Zetta Elliott and Aaron Boyd
  27. Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
  28. The Night Garden by Polly Horvath
  29. Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
  30. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
  31. One Good Thing about America by Ruth Freeman
  32. Patina by Jason Reynolds
  33. The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
  34. Restart by Gordon Korman
  35. The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
  36. Secrets & Sequences by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  37. Slider by Pete Hautman
  38. Slug Days by Sara Leach
  39. The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
  40. Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci
  41. Sovereign by April Daniels
  42. Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
  43. Tenements, Towers & Trash by Julia Wertz
  44. This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  45. Thornhill by Pam Smy
  46. Three Years with the Rat by Jay Hosking
  47. Two Times a Traitor by Karen Bass
  48. The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
  49. The Witch's Glass by Holly Grant


  1. Adventure on Whalebone Island by M.A. Wilson
  2. The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  3. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
  4. Books of a Feather by Kate Carlisle
  5. A Buss from Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen
  6. Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase
  7. The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
  8. Dear Poppy by Ronni Arno
  9. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  10. Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel
  11. A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary
  12. The Final Kingdom by Michael Northrop
  13. Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
  14. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
  15. The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford
  16. Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
  17. The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time by Steven Sherrill
  18. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
  19. Out of Tune by Gail Nall
  20. Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang
  21. The Reader by Traci Chee
  22. Rooster Joe and the Bully by Xavier Garza
  23. Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
  24. Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  25. Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti
  26. Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught
  27. This Is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer
  28. Winter Wonders by Kate Hannigan
  29. Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson


  1. Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi
  2. The Clue at Black Creek Farm by Carolyn Keene
  3. Cold War on Maplewood Street by Gayle Rosengren
  4. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 1 by Ryoko Kui
  5. Depth by Lev A.C. Rosen
  6. Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
  7. The Enchanted Egg by Kallie George
  8. A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett
  9. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  10. The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear
  11. If You Find This by Matthew Baker
  12. The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
  13. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant
  14. Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
  15. The Mad Apprentice by Django Wexler
  16. The Magician's Secret by Carolyn Keene
  17. March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
  18. Monster Trouble! by Lane Fredrickson and Michael Robertson
  19. Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
  20. My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando
  21. The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
  22. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  23. Oscar Lives Next Door by Bonnie Farmer
  24. The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
  25. Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb
  26. Runaways: Battleworld by Noëlle Stevenson
  27. Rhymoceros by Janik Coat
  28. Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore
  29. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  30. Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 by N. Griffin
  31. Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book One by Jeff Lemire
  32. Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham
  33. Tim Ginger by Julian Hanshaw
  34. Title Wave by Lorna Barrett
  35. The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt
  36. Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala
  37. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
  38. The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry


  1. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
  2. Alienated by Melissa Landers
  3. Bluecrowne by Kate Milford
  4. Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
  5. Book Clubbed by Lorna Barret
  6. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  7. Froodle by Antoinette Portis
  8. Mr. Pants: It's Go Time! by Scott McCormick
  9. Noragami: Stray God Volume 4 by Adachitoka
  10. Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
  11. Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett
  12. Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
  13. The Phantom of Nantucket by Carolyn Keene
  14. Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone by Hiro Kamigaki
  15. Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene
  16. Secret at Mystic Lake by Carolyn Keene


  1. The Cathedral of Fear by Irene Adler
  2. Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman
  3. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #1: Twilight Sparkle by Thomas Zahler
  4. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #2: Rainbow Dash by Ryan K. Lindsay
  5. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #5: Pinkie Pie by Ted Anderson


  1. Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions by Chloe Rhodes
  2. House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser and Jon Klassen
  3. I'll Save You Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal
  4. The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford
  5. L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers
  6. Merman in My Tub, Volume 2 by Itokichi
  7. The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
  8. Noragami Volume 05 by Adachitoka
  9. Personal Demons by Nimue Brown
  10. Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder
  11. Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
  12. Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick


  1. Black Ice by Andy Lane
  2. Classified as Murder by Miranda James
  3. The Dark Lady by Irene Adler
  4. Habibi by Craig Thompson
  5. Kraken by Wendy Williams
  6. Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames
  7. Monoceros by Suzette Mayr
  8. My Boyfriend Bites by Dan Jolley and Alitha E. Martinez
  9. Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss and John Hendrix
  10. A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace
  11. Under His Spell by Marie P. Croall and Hyeondo Park


  1. Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis
  2. Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber
  3. The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo
  4. The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern
  5. Koko Be Good by Jen Wang
  6. Locke & Key, Volume 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill
  7. Murder Past Due by Miranda James
  8. Night of the Animals by Bill Broun
  9. The Sandwich Swap by Rania al-Abdullah
  10. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens


  1. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld (2009)
  2. Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter (2009)
  3. Haunting Jordan by P.J. Alderman (2009)
  4. Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (2009)
  5. Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (2009)
  6. Ragtag by Karl Wolf-Morgenländer (2009)
  7. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant (2009)
  8. White Night by Jim Butcher (2009)
  9. Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle (2008)
  10. French Pressed by Cleo Coyle (2008)
  11. Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs (2008)
  12. Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley (2008)
  13. That Book Woman by Heather Henson (2008)
  14. The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks (2008)
  15. Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle (2007)
  16. Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle (2006)
  17. The Sea Lady by Margaret Drabble (2006)
  18. When the Silliest Cat Was Small by Gilles Bachelet (2006)
  19. Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle (2005)
  20. The Outlaw Varjak Paw by S.F. Said (2005)
  21. Wandering Son: Volume 4 by Takako Shimura (2005)
  22. Wandering Son: Volume 3 by Takako Shimura (2004)
  23. Fleep by Jason Shiga (2002)
  24. Country Matters by Michael Korda (2001)
  25. Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami by Sharon Kahn (2001)
  26. Murder Past Due by D.R. Meredith (2001)
  27. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (2001)


  1. Paradox in Oz by Edward Einhorn and Eric Shanower (1999)
  2. Chile Death by Susan Wittig Albert (1998)
  3. Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn (1998)
  4. The Once Upon a Time Map Book by B.G. Hennessy and Peter Joyce (1998)
  5. Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing by Erika Lopez (1997)
  6. Love Lies Bleeding by Susan Wittig Albert (1997)
  7. Rueful Death by Susan Wittig Albert (1997)
  8. Sunflower House by Eve Bunting (1996)
  9. Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood (1995)
  10. Time Ghost by Welwyn Wilton Katz (1995)


  1. Adele in Sand Land by Claude Pont (!988)
  2. Bluff and Bran and the Snowdrift by Meg Rutherford (1988)
  3. The Maze in the Mind and the World: Labyrinths in Modern Literature by Donald Gutierrez (1985)
  4. Arnold of the Ducks by Mordicai Gerstein (1983)



  1. Miss Pickerell Harvests the Sea by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell (1968)
  2. Topsy-Turvies: Pictures to Stretch the Imagination by Mitsumasa Anno (1968)
  3. The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber (1962)


  1. This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek (1959)
  2. Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1952)
  3. The Road is Yours Reginald M. Cleveland (1951)



  1. Speedy in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson (1934)


  1. Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History and Development by W.H. Matthews



  1. Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1907)
  2. Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)
  3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: rereading for the American road narrative (1900)


  1. Canada and the Canadian Question by Goldwin Smith (1891)

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