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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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Beat the Backlist 2021

Canadian Book Challenge: 2020-2021

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Books Reviewed in 2021:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
  2. As Far as You'll Take Me by Phil Stamper
  3. Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders
  4. Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
  5. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  6. A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany
  7. A Deadly Chapter by Essie Lang
  8. Delivery to the Lost City by P.G. Bell
  9. Float Plan by Trish Doller
  10. A Game of Cones by Abby Collette and Joell Jacob (narrator)
  11. Ghost-Spider, Volume 2: Party People by Seanan McGuire and Ig Guara (Illustrations)
  12. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
  13. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
  14. The Hedgehog of Oz by Cory Leonardo
  15. The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari
  16. Long Island Iced Tina by Maria DiRico
  17. Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
  18. The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson
  19. Muted by Tami Charles
  20. Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith
  21. Oddity by Eli Brown and Karin Rytter (illustrator)
  22. Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick, and Juliana Moon (Illustrations)
  23. The Old Boat by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
  24. One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
  25. Paladin's Strength by T. Kingfisher
  26. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
  27. The Raconteur's Commonplace Book by Kate Milford
  28. Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
  29. Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis
  30. Speculative Los Angeles edited by Denise Hamilton
  31. Stella's Stellar Hair by Yesenia Moises
  32. These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn
  33. We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen


  1. Ascender, Volume 2: The Dead Sea by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  2. Ascender, Volume 3: The Digital Mage by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  3. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  4. The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling
  5. Hatch by Kenneth Oppel and Sophie Amoss (Narrator)
  6. Hide and Seek by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins
  7. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  8. The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
  9. Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee
  10. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
  11. These Violent
  12. This Spell Can't Last by Isabel SterlingDelights by Chloe Gong
  13. Tin by Candace Robinson and Amber R. Duell
  14. Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
  15. Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story by Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart
  16. The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen


  1. Belly Up by Eva Darrows (2019)
  2. Birds by the Shore by Jennifer Ackerman (2019)
  3. Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee (2019)
  4. Blastaway by Melissa Landers (2019)
  5. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 7 by Ryoko Kui
  6. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 8 by Ryoko Kui (2019)
  7. Five Unicorn Flush by T.J. Berry (2019)
  8. Just Because by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator) (2019)
  9. The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick (2019)
  10. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (2019)
  11. The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (2019)
  12. Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (2019)
  13. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby (2019)
  14. Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 6 by Ryoko Kui (2018)
  15. In Your Shoes by Donna Gephart
  16. The Library Book by Susan Orlean (2018)
  17. My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn (2018)
  18. Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans by Russell Ginns (2018)
  19. Feast by Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller (2017)
  20. Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke (2017)
  21. The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates (2017)
  22. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 2 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (2017)
  23. Santa's Husband by Daniel Kibblesmith and A.P. Quach (2017)
  24. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 1 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (2016)
  25. Restaurant to Another World Volume 3 by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami (2016)
  26. Spells and Scones by Bailey Cates and Amy Rubinate (Narrator) (2016)
  27. Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron (2015)
  28. Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates (2015)
  29. Muffin But Murder by Victoria Hamilton (2014)
  30. Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella (2014)
  31. The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy (2013)
  32. Nothing O'Clock by Neil Gaiman (2013)
  33. Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead (2013)
  34. Spore by Alex Scarrow (2013)
  35. Stray Bullets by Robert Rotenberg (2012)
  36. No Such Thing as Ghosts by Ursula Vernon (2011)
  37. Negative Image by Vicki Delany (2010)
  38. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay (2010)


  1. Stuck on Murder by Lucy Lawrence (2009)
  2. Winter of Secrets by Vicki Delany (2009)
  3. White Nights by Ann Cleeves (2008)
  4. Wicked Weaves by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene (2008)
  5. The Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson (2003)
  6. Made You Look by Diane Roberts (2003)
  7. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (re-read) (2003)
  8. The Big Nap by Ayelet Waldman (2001)
  9. Mistletoe Man by Susan Wittig Albert (2000)


  1. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (1991)
  2. Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett (1991)


  1. Audubon Cat by Mary Calhoun and Susan Bonners (1981)


  1. Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters (1976)
  2. Orsinian Tales by Ursula K. Le Guin (1976)


  1. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (1962)




  1. The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten (1923)


  1. The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1915)
  2. Sky Island by L. Frank Baum (1912)



  1. Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung (1898)

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