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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. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  6. Better Off Read by Nora Page
  7. Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event by Jeff Lemire
  8. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad
  9. The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
  10. Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
  11. The Chosen Ones by Scarlett Thomas
  12. A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  13. Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce
  14. Don't Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci
  15. Dragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and, Emily Jenkins
  16. Fenway and Hattie Up to New Tricks by Victoria J. Coe
  17. Flo by Kyo Maclear and Jay Fleck
  18. A Friendly Town That's Almost Always by the Ocean! by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats
  19. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  20. Giant Days, Volume 7 by John Allison
  21. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
  22. Hamster Princess: Whiskerella
  23. Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
  24. The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
  25. Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
  26. Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz
  27. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  28. Monsters Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
  29. The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel
  30. The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet
  31. Paper Girls, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
  32. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  33. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  34. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd
  35. Puerto Rico Strong edited by Hazel Newlevant
  36. Runaways, Volume 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell
  37. Ship It by Britta Lundin
  38. A Side of Sabotage by C.M. Surrisi
  39. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  40. Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army by Enigma Alberti
  41. Square by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  42. Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla
  43. Sunny by Jason Reynolds
  44. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
  45. The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell
  46. Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartmen
  47. This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
  48. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  49. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick
  50. The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
  51. Winterhouse by Ben Guterson


  1. Avatar: The Last Airbender: North and South, Part Three by Gene Luen Yang
  2. Braced by Alyson Gerber
  3. A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
  4. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
  5. The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
  6. Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
  7. Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  8. Giant Days, Volume 6 by John Allison
  9. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta
  10. Internet Famous by Danika Stone
  11. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
  12. Karma Khullar's Mustache by Kristi Wientge
  13. Malaika’s Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher (illustrator)
  14. Melena's Jubilee by Zetta Elliott and Aaron Boyd
  15. The Night Garden by Polly Horvath
  16. Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
  17. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
  18. Patina by Jason Reynolds
  19. The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
  20. Slider by Pete Hautman
  21. The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
  22. Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci
  23. Sovereign by April Daniels
  24. Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
  25. Thornhill by Pam Smy
  26. Three Years with the Rat by Jay Hosking
  27. The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh


  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. A Buss from Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen
  5. The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
  6. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  7. Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel
  8. A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary
  9. The Final Kingdom by Michael Northrop
  10. Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
  11. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
  12. The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford
  13. The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time by Steven Sherrill
  14. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
  15. Out of Tune by Gail Nall
  16. Rooster Joe and the Bully by Xavier Garza
  17. Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
  18. Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti
  19. Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught
  20. Winter Wonders by Kate Hannigan
  21. 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. Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
  4. A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett
  5. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  6. The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear
  7. If You Find This by Matthew Baker
  8. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant
  9. Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
  10. The Mad Apprentice by Django Wexler
  11. The Magician's Secret by Carolyn Keene
  12. March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
  13. Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
  14. My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando
  15. The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
  16. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  17. The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
  18. Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb
  19. Rhymoceros by Janik Coat
  20. Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore
  21. Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 by N. Griffin
  22. Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book One by Jeff Lemire
  23. Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham
  24. Title Wave by Lorna Barrett
  25. The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt
  26. Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala
  27. 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. Mr. Pants: It's Go Time! by Scott McCormick
  7. Noragami: Stray God Volume 4 by Adachitoka
  8. Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
  9. Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
  10. Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone by Hiro Kamigaki
  11. Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene
  12. Secret at Mystic Lake by Carolyn Keene


  1. The Cathedral of Fear by Irene Adler
  2. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #1: Twilight Sparkle by Thomas Zahler
  3. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #2: Rainbow Dash by Ryan K. Lindsay
  4. 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. Merman in My Tub, Volume 2 by Itokichi
  5. Noragami Volume 05 by Adachitoka
  6. Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
  7. Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick


  1. The Dark Lady by Irene Adler
  2. Habibi by Craig Thompson
  3. My Boyfriend Bites by Dan Jolley and Alitha E. Martinez
  4. Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss and John Hendrix
  5. A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace


  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. 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. The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks (2008)
  10. Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle (2006)
  11. The Sea Lady by Margaret Drabble (2006)
  12. When the Silliest Cat Was Small by Gilles Bachelet (2006)
  13. Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle (2005)
  14. The Outlaw Varjak Paw by S.F. Said (2005)
  15. Wandering Son: Volume 3 by Takako Shimura (2004)
  16. Fleep by Jason Shiga (2002)
  17. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (2001)


  1. Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn (1998)
  2. Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing by Erika Lopez (1997)
  3. Love Lies Bleeding by Susan Wittig Albert (1997)
  4. Rueful Death by Susan Wittig Albert (1997)
  5. Sunflower House by Eve Bunting (1996)
  6. Time Ghost by Welwyn Wilton Katz (1995)


  1. 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)
  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. 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