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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

Beat the Backlist 2020

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Books Reviewed in 2020:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen
  2. Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  3. Chirp by Kate Messner
  4. Clean Getaway by Nic Stone and Dawud Anyabwile
  5. Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
  6. Death on the Page by Essie Lang
  7. Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith
  8. Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
  9. Ghost-Spider, Volume 1: Dog Days Are Over by Seanan McGuire
  10. Giant Days Volume 12 by John Allison
  11. Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Lê and Andie Tong
  12. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  13. Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan and Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
  14. A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
  15. Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  16. The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord and Julie Blattman
  17. A Mixture of Mischief by Anna Meriano
  18. Notorious by Gordon Korman
  19. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  20. The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
  21. Paladin's Grace by T. Kingfisher
  22. The Pretenders by Rebecca Hanover
  23. Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  24. Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
  25. Story Boat by Kyo Maclear and Rashin Kheiriyeh
  26. There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany
  27. The Thief Knot by Kate Milford and Jaime Zollars
  28. Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario
  29. We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  30. The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson and Chloe Bristol
  31. World's Worst Parrot by Alice Kuipers


  1. The Big Shrink by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  2. Black Hammer, Volume 4: Age of Doom Part Two by Jeff Lemire
  3. The Great Brain Robbery by P.G. Bell
  4. I'm Worried by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  5. The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part Two by Michael Dante DiMartino
  6. Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
  7. Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish
  8. The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala


  1. Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink
  2. The Bride Was a Boy by Chii
  3. Counting to Perfect by Suzanne LaFleur
  4. Crush by Svetlana Chmakova
  5. The Dollar Kids by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  6. (Don't) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen
  7. Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June
  8. The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
  9. I'm Sad by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  10. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  11. Llamaphones by Janik Coat
  12. Magnificent Birds by Narisa Togo
  13. Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron
  14. The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  15. The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
  16. The Space Between by Dete Meserve


  1. Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor
  2. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. Birds & Other Animals with Pablo Picasso by Pablo Picasso
  4. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
  5. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 4 by Ryoko Kui
  6. If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillón
  7. It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  8. The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir by Jenifer Lewis
  9. Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
  10. Swing it, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  11. Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda


  1. Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars
  2. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas and Erin E. Stead


  1. All Ducks Are Birds: But, Not All Birds Are Ducks by Tara Michele Zrinski (2015)
  2. Arsenic and Old Books by Miranda James (2015)
  3. BLAME! MASTER EDITION 1 by Tsutomu Nihei (2015)
  4. Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson (2015)
  5. Akissi: Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet (2014)
  6. Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle (2014)
  7. The Silence of the Library by Miranda James (2014)
  8. Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle (2013)
  9. Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton (2013)
  10. Freezer I'll Shoot by Victoria Hamilton (2013)
  11. Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle (2012)
  12. I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (2012)
  13. Out of Circulation by Miranda James (2012)
  14. The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy by W. Daniel Quillen (2010)


  1. Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann (2009)
  2. City of Orphans by Avi (2000)



  1. The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham (1987)
  2. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (1981)


  1. Cross-Country Cat by Mary Calhoun (1979)



  1. This is London by Miroslav Sasek (1959)


  1. The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright




  1. The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1910)


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