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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.

2019

  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. The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle
  7. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  8. Chicken Girl by Heather Smith
  9. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan
  10. Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  11. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  12. Click by Kayla Miller
  13. The Clockwork Ghost by Laura Ruby
  14. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  15. The Doughnut King by Jessie Janowitz
  16. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  17. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
  18. The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and and M. Shelley Coats
  19. Fearless Mary by Tami Charles and Claire Almon
  20. Fenway and Hattie in the Wild by Victoria J. Coe
  21. The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  22. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
  23. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  24. Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
  25. Full Steam Ahead, Felix by Kate Moore
  26. Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
  27. Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
  28. Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham Dan Schoening
  29. Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
  30. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
  31. A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
  32. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
  33. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  34. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
  35. Just South of Home by Karen Strong
  36. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
  37. Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino and Michelle Wong
  38. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
  39. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  40. Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
  41. Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige and Stephen Bryne
  42. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
  43. Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
  44. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  45. One Lie Too Many by Eileen Cook
  46. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  47. Paper Girls, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
  48. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
  49. Read on Arrival by Nora Page
  50. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  51. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
  52. Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
  53. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  54. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  55. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
  56. Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck
  57. Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  58. Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
  59. To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
  60. Trace by Pat Cummings
  61. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lang
  62. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
  63. Up for Air by Laurie Morrison
  64. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
  65. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
  66. Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagen
  67. We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  68. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  69. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  70. Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
  71. Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
  72. You Are Light by Aaron Becker
  73. You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook

2018

  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. The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar
  8. Birding Is My Favorite Video Game by Rosemary Mosco
  9. The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis
  10. Breakout by Kate Messner
  11. Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
  12. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany
  13. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic by Susan Tan
  14. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
  15. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  16. Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  17. Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai
  18. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
  19. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George
  20. The Hollow under the Tree by Cary Fagan
  21. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  22. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  23. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
  24. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
  25. Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat
  26. Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
  27. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  28. Misfit City Volume 2 by Kirsten Smith
  29. Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  30. My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
  31. Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
  32. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  33. Royals by Rachel Hawkins
  34. Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp
  35. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
  36. Secret Coders 6: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  37. Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins
  38. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
  39. Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
  40. So Done by Paula Chase
  41. SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
  42. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
  43. Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr
  44. Takedown by Laura Shovan
  45. Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
  46. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  47. Wild Blues by Beth Kephart

2017

  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. Fusion for Beginners and Experts by Rebecca Sugar and Angie Wang
  10. Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
  11. Heartwood Hotel 2: The Greatest Gift by Kallie George
  12. Misfit City Volume 1 by Kirsten Smith
  13. The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley
  14. A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  15. My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
  16. The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  17. Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
  18. Riverboat Roulette by Carolyn Keene
  19. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  20. Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant

2016

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

2015

  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

2014

  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
  4. Weird Birds by Chris Earley

2013

  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

2012

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

2011

  1. Little Bea by Daniel Roode
  2. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
  3. Emily the Strange: The 13th Hour by Rob Reger and Buzz Parker
  4. Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
  5. Fire Storm by Andy Lane
  6. Guilty Plea by Robert Rotenberg
  7. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
  8. The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
  9. The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein

2010

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

2000-2009

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

1990-1999

  1. Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens (1995)

1980-1989


1970-1979

  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)

1960-1969

  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)

1950-1959

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

1940-1949


1930-1939


1920-1929

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

1910-1919

  1. Green Trails and Upland Pastures by Walter Prichard Eaton (1917)

1900-1909

  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