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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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Canadian Book Challenge: 2019-2020

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Books Reviewed in 2019:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. Bat and the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold
  2. The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
  3. Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up by James Burks
  4. Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
  5. Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
  6. Chicken Girl by Heather Smith
  7. Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  8. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  9. Click by Kayla Miller
  10. The Clockwork Ghost by Laura Ruby
  11. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  12. The Doughnut King by Jessie Janowitz
  13. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  14. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
  15. The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and and M. Shelley Coats
  16. Fearless Mary by Tami Charles and Claire Almon
  17. Fenway and Hattie in the Wild by Victoria J. Coe
  18. The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  19. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
  20. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  21. Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
  22. Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
  23. Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham Dan Schoening
  24. Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
  25. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
  26. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
  27. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  28. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
  29. Just South of Home by Karen Strong
  30. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
  31. Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw
  32. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
  33. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  34. Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
  35. Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige and Stephen Bryne
  36. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
  37. Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
  38. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  39. One Lie Too Many by Eileen Cook
  40. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  41. Paper Girls, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
  42. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
  43. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  44. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
  45. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  46. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  47. Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck
  48. Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  49. Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
  50. To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
  51. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lang
  52. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
  53. Up for Air by Laurie Morrison
  54. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
  55. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
  56. Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagen
  57. We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  58. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  59. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  60. Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
  61. Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
  62. You Are Light by Aaron Becker
  63. You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook


  1. Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
  2. All Summer Long by Hope Larson
  3. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  4. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
  5. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
  6. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  7. Birding Is My Favorite Video Game by Rosemary Mosco
  8. Breakout by Kate Messner
  9. Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
  10. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany
  11. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
  12. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  13. Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  14. Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai
  15. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
  16. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
  17. The Hollow under the Tree by Cary Fagan
  18. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  19. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  20. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
  21. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
  22. Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
  23. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  24. Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  25. My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
  26. Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
  27. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  28. Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp
  29. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
  30. Secret Coders 6: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  31. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
  32. Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
  33. So Done by Paula Chase
  34. SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
  35. Takedown by Laura Shovan
  36. Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
  37. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  38. Wild Blues by Beth Kephart


  1. Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  2. Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho
  3. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
  4. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  5. Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
  6. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan
  7. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
  8. Disney Manga: Magical Dance Volume 1 by Nao Kodaka
  9. Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
  10. Heartwood Hotel 2: The Greatest Gift by Kallie George
  11. Misfit City Volume 1 by Kirsten Smith
  12. The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley
  13. A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  14. My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
  15. Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
  16. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  17. Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant


  1. The BFF Bucket List by Dee Romito
  2. Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson
  3. Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
  4. The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene
  5. Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
  6. The Missing Magic by Kallie George
  7. Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
  8. The Sign in the Smoke by Carolyn Keene
  9. Summerlost by Ally Condie
  10. The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne
  11. The Wolf's Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn
  12. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
  13. Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige


  1. Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  2. Beyond: the Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster
  3. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  4. Charley Harper's Book of Colors by Zoe Burke
  5. Delicious in Dungeon Volume 2 by Ryoko Kui
  6. Knife Edge by Andrew Lane
  7. A Script for Danger by Carolyn Keene
  8. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink


  1. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  2. Daring Do and the Eternal Flower by A.K. Yearling
  3. Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass


  1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  2. Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill and LeUyen Pham
  3. Charms and Chocolate Chips by Bailey Cates
  4. My Little Pony Micro-Series: #7 Cutie Mark Crusaders by Ted Anderson
  5. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #8: Princess Celestia by Georgia Ball
  6. To Brie or Not To Brie by Avery Aames


  1. Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames
  2. I Date Dead People by Ann Kerns and Janina Görrissen
  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  4. Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
  5. Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors
  6. Snake Bite by Andrew Lane
  7. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
  8. Wrapped Up in You by Dan Jolley


  1. Little Bea by Daniel Roode
  2. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
  3. Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
  4. Fire Storm by Andy Lane
  5. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
  6. The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
  7. The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein


  1. Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg
  4. The Poisoned House by Michael Ford
  5. Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck


  1. Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon (2009)
  2. Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs (2009)
  3. Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg (2009)
  4. The Big Necessity by Rose George (2008)
  5. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (2008)
  6. Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs (2008)
  7. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones (2008)
  8. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (2008)
  9. The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll (2007)
  10. Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Choir by Sharon Kahn (2006)
  11. Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer (2005)
  12. Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver? by Sharon Kahn (2004)
  13. Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl (2002)
  14. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson (2001)
  15. Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley (2000)


  1. Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens (1995)



  1. Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami (1979)
  2. Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg (1978)
  3. The Horse in Harry's Room by Syd Hoff (1970)


  1. A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence (1966)
  2. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (1964)
  3. The Fire Cat by Esther Averill (1960)
  4. Tintin in Tibet by Hergé (1960)


  1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)




  1. The Barrakee Mystery by Arthur W. Upfield (1929)
  2. The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten (1920)



  1. The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum (1909)
  2. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum (1908)

2018 Reviews by year published