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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

Reading Challenges

Canadian Book Challenge: 2019-2020

Beat the Backlist 2020

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Books Reviewed in 2020:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  2. Clean Getaway by Nic Stone and Dawud Anyabwile
  3. Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
  4. Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith
  5. Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh LĂȘ and Andie Tong
  6. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  7. Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan and Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
  8. A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
  9. The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord and Julie Blattman
  10. The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
  11. The Pretenders by Rebecca Hanover
  12. Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  13. Story Boat by Kyo Maclear and Rashin Kheiriyeh
  14. There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany
  15. The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson and Chloe Bristol
  16. 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. Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
  5. Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish
  6. 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. The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
  5. Llamaphones by Janik Coat
  6. Magnificent Birds by Narisa Togo
  7. The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  8. The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
  9. The Space Between by Dete Meserve


  1. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  2. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
  3. It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  4. Swing it, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  5. 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. Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson (2015)
  2. The Silence of the Library by Miranda James (2014)
  3. Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle (2013)
  4. Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton (2013)
  5. Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle (2012)
  6. I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (2012)
  7. Out of Circulation by Miranda James (2012)
  8. The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy by W. Daniel Quillen (2010)


  1. Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann (2009)




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








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