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Rating System

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. Camp Spirit by Axelle Lenoir
  4. Chirp by Kate Messner
  5. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
  6. Clean Getaway by Nic Stone and Dawud Anyabwile
  7. Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
  8. Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen by Anne Nesbet
  9. Death on the Page by Essie Lang
  10. Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith
  11. Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
  12. Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
  13. The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee
  14. The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
  15. The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  16. A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese
  17. Ghost-Spider, Volume 1: Dog Days Are Over by Seanan McGuire
  18. Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
  19. Giant Days Volume 12 by John Allison
  20. A Gift for a Ghost by Borja González
  21. Go to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley
  22. Gone with the Whisker by Laurie Cass
  23. Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz
  24. Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Lê and Andie Tong
  25. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  26. Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan and Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
  27. The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino
  28. Lift by Minh Lê and Dan Santat
  29. A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
  30. Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  31. The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord and Julie Blattman
  32. Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
  33. A Mixture of Mischief by Anna Meriano
  34. Notorious by Gordon Korman
  35. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  36. The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
  37. The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
  38. Paladin's Grace by T. Kingfisher
  39. The Pretenders by Rebecca Hanover
  40. Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  41. Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
  42. Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux
  43. The Silence of Bones by June Hur
  44. Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim
  45. Story Boat by Kyo Maclear and Rashin Kheiriyeh
  46. There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany
  47. The Thief Knot by Kate Milford and Jaime Zollars
  48. Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario
  49. We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
  50. We Didn't Ask for This by Adi Alsaid
  51. We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  52. The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson and Chloe Bristol
  53. World's Worst Parrot by Alice Kuipers


  1. Ascender, Volume 1: The Haunted Galaxy by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  2. The Big Shrink by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  3. Black Hammer, Volume 4: Age of Doom Part Two by Jeff Lemire
  4. The Great Brain Robbery by P.G. Bell
  5. I'm Worried by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  6. The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part Two by Michael Dante DiMartino
  7. Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
  8. Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish
  9. The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  10. Verse and Vengeance by Amanda Flower
  11. When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
  12. You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim


  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 Haunting on Heliotrope Lane by Carolyn Keene
  9. Heartwood Hotel 4: Home Again by Kallie George
  10. The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
  11. I'm Sad by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  12. If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur by Amy Newbold
  13. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  14. Llamaphones by Janik Coat
  15. Magnificent Birds by Narisa Togo
  16. Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron
  17. Nate Expectations by Tim Federle
  18. The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  19. The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
  20. Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips
  21. The Space Between by Dete Meserve
  22. The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
  23. The Terrible Two's Last Laugh by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell
  24. The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara
  25. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer


  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. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  6. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 4 by Ryoko Kui
  7. The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse by Nicholas Gannon
  8. The Haunting of Vancouver Island by Shanon Sinn
  9. If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillón
  10. It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  11. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  12. The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir by Jenifer Lewis
  13. Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
  14. Swing it, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  15. Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda


  1. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  2. Above by Roland Smith
  3. Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars
  4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Volume 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack
  5. Descender, Volume 2: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  6. No Cats Allowed by Miranda James
  7. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas and Erin E. Stead
  8. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


  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. Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle (2015)
  5. Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson (2015)
  6. Death by Tea by Alex Erickson (2015)
  7. Descender, Volume 1: Tin Stars by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (2015)
  8. My Girlfriend is a T-Rex, Volume 1 by Sanzo (2015)
  9. White Colander Crime by Victoria Hamilton (2015)
  10. Akissi: Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet (2014)
  11. Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti (2014)
  12. No Mallets Intended by Victoria Hamilton (2014)
  13. Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle (2014)
  14. The Silence of the Library by Miranda James (2014)
  15. Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle (2013)
  16. Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton (2013)
  17. Freezer I'll Shoot by Victoria Hamilton (2013)
  18. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan (2013)
  19. Paperboy by Vince Vawter (2013)
  20. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Robin Mayhall (2012)
  21. Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle (2012)
  22. I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (2012)
  23. Out of Circulation by Miranda James (2012)
  24. 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. Lyle and the Birthday Party by Bernard Waber (1966)
  2. This is Rome by Miroslav Sasek (1960)


  1. This is London by Miroslav Sasek (1959)


  1. The Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright (1942)
  2. The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright (1941)




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


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