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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Books Reviewed in 2018:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  2. Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event by Jeff Lemire
  3. The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
  4. A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  5. Dragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and, Emily Jenkins
  6. Fenway and Hattie Up to New Tricks by Victoria J. Coe
  7. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
  8. Hamster Princess: Whiskerella
  9. Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
  10. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  11. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  12. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd
  13. A Side of Sabotage by C.M. Surrisi
  14. Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla
  15. The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell
  16. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick
  17. Winterhouse by Ben Guterson


  1. A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
  2. Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
  3. Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  4. Giant Days, Volume 6 by John Allison
  5. Internet Famous by Danika Stone
  6. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
  7. Patina by Jason Reynolds
  8. The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
  9. The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
  10. Three Years with the Rat by Jay Hosking


  1. Adventure on Whalebone Island by M.A. Wilson
  2. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
  3. The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
  4. A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary
  5. The Final Kingdom by Michael Northrop
  6. Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
  7. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
  8. Out of Tune by Gail Nall
  9. Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
  10. Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught


  1. Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi
  2. Cold War on Maplewood Street by Gayle Rosengren
  3. Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
  4. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  5. If You Find This by Matthew Baker
  6. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant
  7. Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
  8. The Magician's Secret by Carolyn Keene
  9. The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
  10. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  11. The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
  12. Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 by N. Griffin
  13. Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book One by Jeff Lemire
  14. Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham
  15. Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala
  16. The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry


  1. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
  2. Mr. Pants: It's Go Time! by Scott McCormick
  3. Noragami: Stray God Volume 4 by Adachitoka
  4. Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
  5. Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
  6. Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone by Hiro Kamigaki
  7. Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene


  1. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #1: Twilight Sparkle by Thomas Zahler


  1. The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford
  2. Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
  3. Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick


  1. The Dark Lady by Irene Adler
  2. Habibi by Craig Thompson
  3. A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace


  1. Koko Be Good by Jen Wang


  1. Haunting Jordan by P.J. Alderman (2009)
  2. Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (2009)
  3. Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (2009)
  4. The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks (2008)
  5. Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle (2005)


  1. Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn (1998)
  2. Rueful Death by Susan Wittig Albert (1997)
  3. Sunflower House by Eve Bunting (1996)


  • The Maze in the Mind and the World: Labyrinths in Modern Literature by Donald Gutierrez (1985)



    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)




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




    1. Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1907)
    2. Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)

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