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Books Reviewed in 2023:

Books reviewed by the year published.


  1. Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth (2023)
  2. The Beauty Trials by Dhonielle Clayton
  3. The Big Sting by Rachelle Delaney
  4. Camp Creepy by Kiersten White
  5. Curds of Prey by Korina Moss and Erin Moon (Narrator)
  6. Death by Spiced Chai by Alex Erickson and Melissa Moran (Narrator)
  7. Drew Leclair Crushes the Case by Katryn Bury and Devon Hales (Narrator)
  8. The Enchanted Bridge by Zetta Elliott and Cherise Harris (Illustrations)
  9. Finally Seen by Kelly Yang
  10. Four Charming Spells by Lynn Cahoon and Angie Hickman (Narrator)
  11. Four Parties and a Funeral by Maria DiRico and Devon Sorvari (Narrator)
  12. Friday I'm in Love by Camryn Garrett
  13. The Game is a Footnote by Vicki Delany
  14. The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle and Traci Odom (Narrator)
  15. The Ghost Goes to the Dogs by Cleo Coyle and Traci Odom (Narrator)
  16. Harmony and Heartbreak by Claire Kann
  17. How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
  18. The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi
  19. Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire
  20. Lost Places by Sarah Pinsker
  21. A Midsummer Night's Scheme by Harper Kincaid and Renee Dorian (Narrator)
  22. Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind by Misa Sugiura
  23. Monkey Prince by Gene Luen Yang and Bernard Chang (Illustrator)
  24. A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe by Mark Dawidziak (2023)
  25. Prancer the Demon Chihuahua by Pam Pho and Cloris Chou (Illustrations)
  26. Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling by Elise Bryant
  27. Royal Blood by Aimee Carter
  28. Silver Alert by Lee Smith and Caitlin Davies (Narrator)
  29. 6 Times We Almost Kissed by Tess Sharpe
  30. Sorry, Bro by Taleen Voskuni
  31. A Tale of Two Princes by Eric Geron
  32. Till Death Do Us Port by Kate Lansing and Brooke Hoover (Narrator)
  33. Victory City by Salman Rushdie
  34. Wined and Died in New Orleans by Ellen Byron and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
  35. The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos
  36. Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us by Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross


  1. Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman and Emily Rankin (Narrator)
  2. August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White
  3. Best Wishes by Sarah Mlynowski
  4. Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala and Danice Cabanela (Narrator)
  5. Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens and Monica Mikai (Illustrator)
  6. Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking by Raquel V. Reyes and Frankie Corzo (Narrator)
  7. Crunch by Kayla Miller
  8. Dewey Decimated by Allison Brook and Marilyn Levinson (Narrator)
  9. Diana and Nubia: Princesses of the Amazons by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale and Victoria Ying (Illustrator)
  10. Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese
  11. Gone for Gouda by Korina Moss and Erin Moon (Narrator)
  12. High Spirits by Carol J. Perry and C.S.E. Cooney (Narrator)
  13. Into the Windwracked Wilds by A. Deborah Baker
  14. Lore Olympus, Volume Two by Rachel Smythe
  15. Mazebook by Jeff Lemire
  16. The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela
  17. Outbreak Diaries by Jason Turner
  18. Vampiric Vacation by Kiersten White
  19. Soul of a Killer by Abby Collette and L. Malaika Cooper (Narrator)
  20. Steeped to Death by Gretchen Rue and Kristin Price (Narrator)
  21. Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns and Jasmin Walker (Narrator)
  22. Vampire Weekend by Mike Chen
  23. The Vanderbeekers on the Road by Karina Yan Glaser
  24. Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White


  1. Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
  2. Dinosaur Sanctuary, Volume 1 by Itaru Kinoshita
  3. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer and Tamaryn Payne (Narrator)
  4. A Galaxy Next Door, Volume 2 by Gido Amagakure
  5. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  6. Picturing a Nation by Martin W. Sandler
  7. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  8. Seven-Year Witch by Angela M. Sanders
  9. She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat, Volume 1 by Sakaomi Yuzaki and Caleb David Cook (Translator)
  10. Spy x Family, Volume 7 by Tatsuya Endo
  11. The Vanderbeekers Make A Wish by Karina Yan Glaser
  12. Yes & No by Elisha Cooper


  1. Dead-End Detective by Amanda Flower and Laura Faye Smith (Narrator)
  2. A Design to Die For by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
  3. Galaxy Next Door, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure
  4. Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush and Kae Marie Denino (Narrator)
  5. Hidden Pictures by Carolyn Keene
  6. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  7. I Am a Cat Barista, Volume 2 by Hiro Maijima
  8. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 1 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translator)
  9. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 2 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translation)
  10. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 5 by Shinichi Fukuda and Taylor Engel (Translator)
  11. The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Volume 1 by Kazuki Irodori
  12. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)


  1. Call of the Night, Volume 1 by Kotoyama (2019)
  2. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe (2019)
  3. A Man and His Cat, Volume 3 by Umi Sakurai (2019)
  4. No Judgments by Meg Cabot (2019)
  5. Shadows House, Volume 1 by Somato (2019)
  6. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Volume 2 by Keigo Maki (2019)
  7. The Stolen Show by Carolyn Keene (2019)
  8. A Storm of Wishes by Jacqueline West (2019)
  9. The Collectors by Jacqueline West (2018)
  10. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 2 by Kenjiro Hata (2018)
  11. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 3 by Kenjirō Hata
  12. Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker and Thérèse Plummer (Narrator) (2018)
  13. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (2017)
  14. Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper (2017)
  15. A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas and Kate Reading (Narrator) (2017)
  16. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV (2017)
  17. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 3 by Tomohito Oda (2017)
  18. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 4 by Tomohito Oda (2017)
  19. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (2017)
  20. The Promised Neverland 2 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2017)
  21. A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2017)
  22. Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill, Volume 1 by Ren Eguchi and Kevin Chen (Translator) (2016)
  23. Deck the Hallways by Kate Carlisle (2016)
  24. The Gathering by Dan Poblocki (2016)
  25. Perfect World, Volume 1 by Rie Aruga (2015)
  26. Boiled Over by Barbara Ross and Dara Rosenberg (Narrator) (2014)
  27. To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2014)
  28. Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death by Chris Riddell (2014)
  29. Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2014)
  30. Sweetness and Lightning Volume 2 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2014)
  31. All Fudged Up by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2013)
  32. The Case of the Toxic Mutants by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  33. Clammed Up by Barbara Ross and Dana Rosenberg (Narrator) (2013)
  34. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (2013)
  35. Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  36. Read It and Weep by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2013)
  37. Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2012)
  38. Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae (2012)
  39. Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand (2011)
  40. Lead-Pipe Cinch by Christy Evans (2010)
  41. The Lonely Phone Booth by Peter Ackerman and Max Dalton (Illustrator) (2010)


  1. Passion, Betrayal And Killer Highlights by Kyra Davis and Gabra Zackman (Narrator) (2006)
  2. Birthday Party Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2002)
  3. Wedding Day Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2001)
  4. Deep South by Nevada Barr (2000)


  1. Blind Descent by Nevada Barr and Barbara Rosenblat (Narrator) (1998)
  2. Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (1997)
  3. The Starlite Drive-In by Marjorie Reynolds (1997)
  4. Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely and Lisa Reneé Pitts (Narrator) (1994)



  1. Busy Day, Busy People by Tibor Gergely (1973)
  2. Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman and George Guidall (1973) (re-read)
  3. Socks by Beverly Cleary (1973)
  4. A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle (1971)




  1. Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton and Tibor Gergely (1946)
  2. Tootle by Gertrude Crampton and Tibor Gergely (Illustrator) (1945)
  3. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift and Lynd Ward (Illustrator) (1942)


  1. Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky (1939)


  1. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie and David Suchet (Narrator) (1924)


  1. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham (1919)



  1. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (1881)

2022 Reviews by year published

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