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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. Bad Neighbors by Maia Chance
  4. Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold
  5. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  6. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  7. Better Off Read by Nora Page
  8. Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event by Jeff Lemire
  9. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad
  10. Bob by Wendy Mass
  11. The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
  12. CatStronauts: Robot Rescue by Drew Brockington
  13. Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
  14. The Chosen Ones by Scarlett Thomas
  15. A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  16. Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce
  17. Don't Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci
  18. Dragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and, Emily Jenkins
  19. Fenway and Hattie Up to New Tricks by Victoria J. Coe
  20. Flo by Kyo Maclear and Jay Fleck
  21. A Friendly Town That's Almost Always by the Ocean! by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats
  22. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  23. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call by Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell
  24. Giant Days, Volume 7 by John Allison
  25. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
  26. Hamster Princess: Whiskerella
  27. The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
  28. Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
  29. Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
  30. Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King
  31. The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
  32. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  33. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  34. Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
  35. The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas
  36. Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz
  37. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  38. Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin
  39. Monsters Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
  40. The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel
  41. No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll
  42. The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet
  43. Paper Girls, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
  44. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  45. Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
  46. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  47. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd
  48. Puerto Rico Strong edited by Hazel Newlevant
  49. Runaways, Volume 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell
  50. Ship It by Britta Lundin
  51. Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire
  52. A Side of Sabotage by C.M. Surrisi
  53. Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth
  54. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  55. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
  56. Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army by Enigma Alberti
  57. Square by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  58. Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla
  59. Sunny by Jason Reynolds
  60. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
  61. The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell
  62. Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartmen
  63. This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
  64. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
  65. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  66. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick
  67. Whatshisface by Gordon Korman
  68. The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
  69. Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
  70. 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. The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
  12. Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
  13. Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  14. Giant Days, Volume 6 by John Allison
  15. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta
  16. Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge
  17. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  18. Internet Famous by Danika Stone
  19. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
  20. Karma Khullar's Mustache by Kristi Wientge
  21. Lemons by Melissa Savage
  22. Malaika’s Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher (illustrator)
  23. Melena's Jubilee by Zetta Elliott and Aaron Boyd
  24. The Night Garden by Polly Horvath
  25. Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
  26. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
  27. One Good Thing about America by Ruth Freeman
  28. Patina by Jason Reynolds
  29. The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
  30. The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
  31. Secrets & Sequences by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  32. Slider by Pete Hautman
  33. Slug Days by Sara Leach
  34. The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
  35. Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci
  36. Sovereign by April Daniels
  37. Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
  38. Tenements, Towers & Trash by Julia Wertz
  39. This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  40. Thornhill by Pam Smy
  41. Three Years with the Rat by Jay Hosking
  42. Two Times a Traitor by Karen Bass
  43. The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
  44. 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. The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
  7. Dear Poppy by Ronni Arno
  8. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  9. Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel
  10. A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary
  11. The Final Kingdom by Michael Northrop
  12. Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
  13. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
  14. The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford
  15. The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time by Steven Sherrill
  16. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
  17. Out of Tune by Gail Nall
  18. Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang
  19. Rooster Joe and the Bully by Xavier Garza
  20. Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
  21. Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  22. Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti
  23. Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught
  24. This Is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer
  25. Winter Wonders by Kate Hannigan
  26. Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson


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


  1. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
  2. Alienated by Melissa Landers
  3. Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
  4. Book Clubbed by Lorna Barret
  5. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  6. Froodle by Antoinette Portis
  7. Mr. Pants: It's Go Time! by Scott McCormick
  8. Noragami: Stray God Volume 4 by Adachitoka
  9. Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
  10. Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett
  11. Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
  12. The Phantom of Nantucket by Carolyn Keene
  13. Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone by Hiro Kamigaki
  14. Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene
  15. 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. House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser and Jon Klassen
  2. I'll Save You Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal
  3. The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford
  4. L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers
  5. Merman in My Tub, Volume 2 by Itokichi
  6. Noragami Volume 05 by Adachitoka
  7. Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder
  8. Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
  9. Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick


  1. Black Ice by Andy Lane
  2. The Dark Lady by Irene Adler
  3. Habibi by Craig Thompson
  4. My Boyfriend Bites by Dan Jolley and Alitha E. Martinez
  5. Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss and John Hendrix
  6. A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace
  7. Under His Spell by Marie P. Croall and Hyeondo Park


  1. Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber
  2. The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo
  3. Koko Be Good by Jen Wang
  4. Locke & Key, Volume 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill
  5. Murder Past Due by Miranda James
  6. Night of the Animals by Bill Broun
  7. The Sandwich Swap by Rania al-Abdullah


  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. Ragtag by Karl Wolf-Morgenländer (2009)
  5. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant (2009)
  6. White Night by Jim Butcher (2009)
  7. Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs (2008)
  8. Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley (2008)
  9. That Book Woman by Heather Henson (2008)
  10. The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks (2008)
  11. Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle (2007)
  12. Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle (2006)
  13. The Sea Lady by Margaret Drabble (2006)
  14. When the Silliest Cat Was Small by Gilles Bachelet (2006)
  15. Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle (2005)
  16. The Outlaw Varjak Paw by S.F. Said (2005)
  17. Wandering Son: Volume 3 by Takako Shimura (2004)
  18. Fleep by Jason Shiga (2002)
  19. Country Matters by Michael Korda (2001)
  20. Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami by Sharon Kahn (2001)
  21. Murder Past Due by D.R. Meredith (2001)
  22. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (2001)


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


  1. Adele in Sand Land by Claude Pont (!988)
  2. The Maze in the Mind and the World: Labyrinths in Modern Literature by Donald Gutierrez (1985)
  3. 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)

2017 Reviews by year published