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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. Broadway Bird by Alex Timbers and Alisa Coburn (Illustrations)
  7. Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow
  8. Cinder the Fireplace Boy (Rewoven Tales) by Ana Mardoll
  9. Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake and Laura Jennings (Narrator)
  10. Crimes and Covers by Amanda Flower
  11. Deadly Director's Cut by Vicki Delany and Jennifer Van Dyck (narrator)
  12. Death by Beach Read by Eva Gates and Elise Arsenault (narrator)
  13. Green Arrow: Stranded by Brendan Deneen and Caleb Hosalla (Illustrations)
  14. Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala and Danice Cabanela (Narrator)
  15. Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle and Rebecca Gibel (Narrator)
  16. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien
  17. I'll Go and Come Back by Rajani LaRocca and Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
  18. Kat Hats by Daniel Pinkwater and Aaron Renier (Illustrator)
  19. A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
  20. The Legend of the Dream Giants by Dustin Hansen
  21. Light Years From Home by Mike Chen
  22. Little Houses by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
  23. Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Yas Imamura (Illustrator)
  24. Mister Miracle: The Great Escape by Varian Johnson and Daniel Isles (Illustrator)
  25. The Mystery of Albert E. Finch by Callie Hutton and Nano Nagle (Narrator)
  26. Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
  27. New from Here by Kelly Yang
  28. Odd Birds: Meet Nature's Weirdest Flock by Laura Gehl and Gareth Lucas (Illustrations)
  29. Oh My Gods! The Forgotten Maze by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick, and Juliana Moon (Illustrations)
  30. One for All by Lillie Lainoff
  31. One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
  32. One True Loves by Elise Bryant
  33. Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  34. The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham (Illustrations
  35. Put Out to Pasture by Amanda Flower and Rachel Dulude (Narrator)
  36. Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space edited by Zoraida Córdova
  37. Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee
  38. Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters
  39. Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy
  40. Spirits and Sourdough by Bailey Cates
  41. This Might Get Awkward by Kara McDowell
  42. Three Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon and Angie Hickman (Narrator)
  43. A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany and Kim Hicks (Narrator)
  44. Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee
  45. Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
  46. The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera Trehan
  47. The Way From Here by Jane Cockram
  48. The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa
  49. Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire
  50. The Witch's Apprentice by Zetta Elliott Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega
  51. With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez and Andres Ceolin (Illustrations)
  52. The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López (Illustrator)
  53. You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen


  1. Asking for Trouble by Sarah Prineas
  2. Batman and Robin and Howard by Jeffrey Brown
  3. Be My Ghost by Carol J. Perry and C.S.E Cooney (Narrator)
  4. Birds of Lake Merritt by Alex Harris
  5. Bond and Book: The Long, Long Good-Bye of "The Last Bookstore" by Mizuki Nomura
  6. Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen Byron
  7. Clash by Kayla Miller
  8. Claws for Alarm by Cate Conte and Melissa Bently (narrator)
  9. Coached in the Act by Victoria Laurie
  10. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany and Jennifer Van Dyck (narrator)
  11. Death by Hot Apple Cider by Alex Erickson
  12. Doggone Deadly by Deborah Blake and Laura Jennings (Narrator)
  13. An Eggnog to Die for by Amy Pershing
  14. Expedition Backyard by Rosemary Mosco and Binglin Hu (illustrator)
  15. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle and Traci Odom (Narrator)
  16. Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin and Adam Rex (Illustrations)
  17. The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
  18. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 3: In Other Worlds by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist)
  19. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Maria DiRico
  20. Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
  21. My Life in Transition by Julia Kaye
  22. Night Owl by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, and Lauren Myracle
  23. Once Upon a Seaside Murder by Maggie Blackburn and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  24. Oddball by Sarah Andersen
  25. Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  26. Phantoms by J.A. White
  27. Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor
  28. She's Fleeing a Byronic Hero by Lady Alana Smithee
  29. The Sign of Death by Callie Hutton and Nano Nagle (Narrator)
  30. Steeple, Volume 2: The Silvery Moon by John Allison
  31. Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds and Raúl the Third
  32. A Tale of Two Cookies by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  33. The Tea Dragon Tapestry
  34. Tink and Wendy by Kelly Ann Jacobson
  35. Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart and Manuel Preitano (Illustrator)


  1. Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez
  2. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
  3. Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman
  4. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 2: Edge of Everything by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist)
  5. Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal by Shauna Holyoak
  6. Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
  7. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
  8. Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day and Laurel Merlington (Narrator)
  9. The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham (illustrator)
  10. The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage by Jeff Lemire and Denys Cowan (Illustrator)
  11. Really Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
  12. Spy x Family, Volume 3 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
  13. Sugar and Vice by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  14. 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. Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman (2019)
  5. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 1: Walking the Path by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Artist) (2019)
  6. Murder Ink by Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson and Jorjeana Marie (Narrator) (2019)
  7. No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne (2019)
  8. Spy x Family, Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator) (2019)
  9. Spy x Family, Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator) (2019)
  10. Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator) (2019)
  11. Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (2018)
  12. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator) (2018)
  13. Famous Mistakes by Carolyn Keene (2018)
  14. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 1 by Kenjiro Hata
  15. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle and Caroline Shaffer (Narrator) (2018)
  16. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman (2018)
  17. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 3 by Sumito Oowara (2018)
  18. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 5 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (Illustrations) (2018)
  19. Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly and Emily Durante (Narrator) (2018)
  20. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 1 by Shinichi Fukuda (2018)
  21. Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (2018)
  22. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV and Eddy Barrows (Artist), et. al. (2017)
  23. A Californian's Guide to the Birds Among Us by Charles Hood (2017)
  24. Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations)
  25. Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator) (2017)
  26. Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2017)
  27. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (2017)
  28. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 2 by Sumito Oowara (2017)
  29. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 4 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (Illustrations) (2017)
  30. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (2017)
  31. Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (2017)
  32. Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay and Susan Boyce (narrator) (2017)
  33. Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2016)
  34. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda (2016)
  35. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2016)
  36. Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon (2016)
  37. The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  38. Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay (2015)
  39. This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle (2015)
  40. The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  41. A Midwinter's Tail by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2014)
  42. Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire and Emily Bauer (Narrator) (2013)
  43. Final Catcall by Sofie Kelly (2013)
  44. Merman in My Tub, Volume 3 by Itokichi (2013)
  45. The Unkindness of Ravens by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrations) (2013)
  46. Smells Like Treasure by Suzanne Selfors (2011)


  1. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (2009)
  2. Ghastly Glass by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene (2009)
  3. The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion by Alice Kimberly (2009)
  4. Dead Man's Bones by Susan Wittig Albert (2005)
  5. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (2005)
  6. Gund by Bruce S. Raiffe and Alex Baron Raiffe (2005)
  7. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage (2005)
  8. Supergirl: The Girl of Steel by Jeph Loeb et al


  1. Blue-Ribbon Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrator) (1999)
  2. Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (1999)
  3. Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (1997)
  4. Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier (1996)
  5. Private I. Guana: The Case of the Missing Chameleon by Nina Laden (1995)
  6. High-Wire Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrations) (1991)
  7. Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen (1990)
  8. 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. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1978)


  1. Sarah Somebody by Florence Slobodkin and Louis Slobodkin (illustrator) (1969)
  2. The Game of X by Robert Sheckley (1965)



  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)



2021 Reviews by year published

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