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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: 2021-2022

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Books Reviewed in 2021:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. All My Friends by Hope Larson
  2. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: The Neighborhood by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora (Illustrations)
  3. Being Friends with Dragons by Katherine Locke and Diane Ewen (Illustrations)
  4. Black Hammer, Volume 5: Reborn, Part One by Jeff Lemire, Caitlin Yarsky (Illustrator) et. al
  5. Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Daniel Minter (Illustrations)
  6. Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow
  7. Cinder the Fireplace Boy (Rewoven Tales) by Ana Mardoll
  8. Crimes and Covers by Amanda Flower
  9. Green Arrow: Stranded by Brendan Deneen and Caleb Hosalla (Illustrations)
  10. Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala and Danice Cabanela (Narrator)
  11. Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle and Rebecca Gibel (Narrator)
  12. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien
  13. Kat Hats by Daniel Pinkwater and Aaron Renier (Illustrator)
  14. A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
  15. Light Years From Home by Mike Chen
  16. Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Yas Imamura (Illustrator)
  17. Mister Miracle: The Great Escape by Varian Johnson and Daniel Isles (Illustrator)
  18. The Mystery of Albert E. Finch by Callie Hutton and Nano Nagle (Narrator)
  19. Oh My Gods! The Forgotten Maze by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick, and Juliana Moon (Illustrations)
  20. One True Loves by Elise Bryant
  21. Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  22. The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham (Illustrations
  23. Put Out to Pasture by Amanda Flower and Rachel Dulude (Narrator)
  24. Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee
  25. Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy
  26. Spirits and Sourdough by Bailey Cates
  27. Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee
  28. A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany and Kim Hicks (Narrator)
  29. The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera Trehan
  30. Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire
  31. Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart and Manuel Preitano (Illustrator)
  32. The Witch's Apprentice by Zetta Elliott
  33. With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez and Andres Ceolin (Illustrations)
  34. The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López (Illustrator)
  35. You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen


  1. Batman and Robin and Howard by Jeffrey Brown
  2. Birds of Lake Merritt by Alex Harris
  3. Clash by Kayla Miller
  4. Claws for Alarm by Cate Conte and Melissa Bently (narrator)
  5. Coached in the Act by Victoria Laurie
  6. Death by Hot Apple Cider by Alex Erickson
  7. An Eggnog to Die for by Amy Pershing
  8. Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin and Adam Rex (Illustrations)
  9. The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
  10. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 3: In Other Worlds by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist)
  11. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Maria DiRico
  12. Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal by Shauna Holyoak
  13. Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
  14. My Life in Transition by Julia Kaye
  15. Night Owl by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, and Lauren Myracle
  16. Once Upon a Seaside Murder by Maggie Blackburn and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  17. Oddball by Sarah Andersen
  18. Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  19. Phantoms by J.A. White
  20. She's Fleeing a Byronic Hero by Lady Alana Smithee
  21. The Sign of Death by Callie Hutton and Nano Nagle (Narrator)
  22. Steeple, Volume 2: The Silvery Moon by John Allison
  23. The Tea Dragon Tapestry
  24. Tink and Wendy by Kelly Ann Jacobson


  1. Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez
  2. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
  3. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 2: Edge of Everything by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist)
  4. Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
  5. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
  6. The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham (illustrator)
  7. The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage by Jeff Lemire and Denys Cowan (Illustrator)
  8. A Whisker of a Doubt by Cate Conte and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)


  1. And Then There Were Crumbs by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator) (2019)
  2. Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn (2019)
  3. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis (2019)
  4. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 1: Walking the Path by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist) (2019)
  5. Murder Ink by Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson and Jorjeana Marie (Narrator) (2019)
  6. Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (2018)
  7. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator) (2018)
  8. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle and Caroline Shaffer (Narrator) (2018)
  9. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 1 by Shinichi Fukuda (2018)
  10. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV and Eddy Barrows (Artist), et. al. (2017)
  11. Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator) (2017)
  12. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (2017)
  13. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 2 by Sumito Oowara (2017)
  14. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 4 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (Illustrations) (2017)
  15. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (2017)
  16. Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay and Susan Boyce (narrator) (2017)
  17. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda (2016)
  18. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2016)
  19. Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon (2016)
  20. The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  21. Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay (2015)
  22. This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle (2015)
  23. The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  24. Final Catcall by Sofie Kelly (2013)
  25. Merman in My Tub, Volume 3 by Itokichi (2013)
  26. Smells Like Treasure by Suzanne Selfors (2011)


  1. Ghastly Glass by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene (2009)
  2. The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion by Alice Kimberly (2009)
  3. Dead Man's Bones by Susan Wittig Albert (2005)
  4. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage (2005)


  1. Blue-Ribbon Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrator) (1999)
  2. Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (1997)
  3. Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier (1996)
  4. Private I. Guana: The Case of the Missing Chameleon by Nina Laden (1995)
  5. High-Wire Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrations) (1991)
  6. Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies by Pija Lindenbaum and Gabrielle Charbonnet (translator) (1990)


  1. Hot-Air Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrations) (1981)
  2. The Suicide Murders by Howard Engel (1980)



  1. Sarah Somebody by Florence Slobodkin and Louis Slobodkin (illustrator) (1969)



  1. Hundreds and Hundreds of Pancakes by Audrey Chalmers (1942)



  1. Orlando by Virginia Woolf and Clare Higgins (Narrator) (1928)


  1. Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie (1911)



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