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3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish



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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 City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  7. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  8. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  9. The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and and M. Shelley Coats
  10. Fearless Mary by Tami Charles and Claire Almon
  11. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
  12. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  13. Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
  14. Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
  15. Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham Dan Schoening
  16. Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
  17. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
  18. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
  19. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  20. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
  21. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
  22. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
  23. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  24. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
  25. Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
  26. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  27. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  28. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
  29. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  30. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  31. Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
  32. Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
  33. To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
  34. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
  35. Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
  36. Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagen
  37. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  38. Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
  39. You Are Light by Aaron Becker

2018

  1. Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
  2. All Summer Long by Hope Larson
  3. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
  4. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
  5. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  6. Birding Is My Favorite Video Game by Rosemary Mosco
  7. Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
  8. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany
  9. Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
  10. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  11. Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  12. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
  13. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
  14. The Hollow under the Tree by Cary Fagan
  15. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  16. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  17. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
  18. Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
  19. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  20. Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  21. My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
  22. Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
  23. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  24. Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp
  25. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
  26. Secret Coders 6: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  27. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
  28. SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
  29. Takedown by Laura Shovan
  30. Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
  31. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  32. 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. Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
  5. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
  6. Disney Manga: Magical Dance Volume 1 by Nao Kodaka
  7. Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
  8. The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley
  9. Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
  10. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  11. Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant

2016

  1. Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson
  2. Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
  3. The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene
  4. Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
  5. The Missing Magic by Kallie George
  6. Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
  7. The Sign in the Smoke by Carolyn Keene
  8. Summerlost by Ally Condie
  9. 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. Daring Do and the Eternal Flower by A.K. Yearling
  2. Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass

2013

  1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  2. Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill and LeUyen Pham
  3. My Little Pony Micro-Series: #7 Cutie Mark Crusaders by Ted Anderson
  4. My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #8: Princess Celestia by Georgia Ball

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. Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
  5. Snake Bite by Andrew Lane
  6. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann

2011

  1. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
  2. Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
  3. Fire Storm by Andy Lane
  4. The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
  5. The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein

2010

  1. Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas
  2. The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg
  3. The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

2000-2009

  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. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (2008)
  8. The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll (2007)
  9. Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer (2005)
  10. Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver? by Sharon Kahn (2004)
  11. Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl (2002)
  12. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson (2001)

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. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (1964)
  2. The Fire Cat by Esther Averill (1960)
  3. Tintin in Tibet by Hergé (1960)

1950-1959


1940-1949


1930-1939


1920-1929

  1. The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten (1920)

1910-1919


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