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33.  A Pose Before Dying: A Cat Yoga Mystery (Book 1) ~ by Alex Erickson, 2024, cozy mystery (Ohio), 272 pages, 9/10
32.  Zen Happiness ~ by Jon J. Muth, 2019, sayings for ages 5-18, 26 pages, 10/10
31.  Fatal Fruitcake: A Callahan Garrity Mystery ~ by Mary Kay Andrews (pen name of Kathy Hogan Trocheck), 2012, short mystery (Georgia), 15 pages, 9/10
30.  Missing Rabbit ~ by Roni Schotter, illustrated by Cyd Moore, 2002, children's picture book fiction, 32 pages, 10/10
29.  Whoops a daisy! ~ by Norah Clegg and Don Hughes, illustrated by Steve Smallman, 1988, children's picture book, 16 pages, 10/10
28.  Misha Burnett's Endless Summer: Twelve Strange Tales of Mankind's Future ~ by Misha Burnett, edited by P Alexander, 2020, science fiction, 193 pages, 9/10
27.  Sam's Letters to Jennifer ~ by James Patterson, 2004, contemporary fiction (Wisconsin), 288 pages, 6/10
26.  Yiddish Wisdom ~ illustrated by Kristina Swarner, 1996, 79 pages, 9/10
25.  I Shall Not Be Moved ~ by Maya Angelou, 1991, biography/poetry, 64 pages, 9/10
24.  Clean Speech St. Louis: Volume 3 / Oseh Shalom: Words of Peace ~ Introduction by Rabbi Yosef David, guidebook, 71 pages, 9/10
23.  No Two Persons ~ by Erica Bauermeister, 2023, psychological fiction, 320 pages, 9/10
22.  Something Worth Leaving Behind ~ by Brett Beavers and Tom Douglas, introduction by Lee Ann Womack, 2002, inspiration, 66 pages, 10/10
21.  Rock City Gardens ~ by their advertising people (see video HERE), 36 pages, 9/10
20.  Who Moved My Cheese? ~ by Spencer Johnson, with a foreword by Kenneth Blanchard, 1998, parable, 96 pages, 8/10
19.  The Measure of a Man ~ by Martin Luther King Jr., 2001, nonfiction, 56 pages, 8/10
18.  Greg Freeman: A Gentleman, A Gentle Man ~ by Greg Freeman, 2003, newspaper columns, 191 pages, 9/10
17.  My Brother Martin ~ by Christine King Farris, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet, 2003, children's historical fiction, 40 pages, 10/10
16.  Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad ~ by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, 2007, children's historical fiction, 40 pages, 10/10
15.  Child of the Civil Rights Movement ~ by Paula Young Shelton, illustrated by Raul Colón, 2013, picture book (ages 4-8), 48 pages, 9/10
14.  Little Melba and Her Big Trombone ~ by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illustrated by Frank Morrison, 2014, picture book (3-8 years old), 40 pages, 9/10
13.  The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery (Book 5 of 19) ~ by Louise Penny, 2009, mystery, 372 pages, 7/10
12.  Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat ~ by Dr. David Dosa, 2010, social science, 256 pages, 9/10
11.  Night of Pan ~ by Gail Strickland, 2014, young adult fantasy, 254 pages, 4/10 (confusing; I couldn't keep track of who's who)
10.  Sacred Tree: Reflections on Native American Spirituality ~ by Judie Bopp, Michael Bopp, Lee Brown, and Phil Lane Jr., illustrated by Patricia Morris, 1984, spirituality, 87 pages, 9/10
9.  The Little Liar ~ by Mitch Albom, 2023, historical fiction, 352 pages, 4/10
8.  Annie John~ by Jamaica Kincaid, 1983, fiction (West Indies), 148 pages, 7/10
7.  Purrs and Peril: Norwegian Forest Cat Café Cozy Mystery (Book 1 of 23) ~ by Jinty James, 2018, cozy mystery (California), 228 pages, 9/10
6.  Murder in the Bookshop (Book 1 of 2 of the Miss Merrill and Aunt Violet Mysteries) ~ by Anita Davison, 2023, cozy mystery, 274 pages, 6/10
5.  Still Alive: A Lily Dawn FBI Suspense Thriller (Book 1) ~ by Ava Strong, 2022, thriller, 187 pages, 7/10
4.  The Undercover Secretary ~ by Ellie Midwood, 2023, historical fiction (France, Germany, and the Netherlands), 264 pages, 7/10
3.  Gratitude ~ by Oliver Sacks, 2015, memoir essays, 64 pages, 8/10
2.  Do You Know Quantum Physics? ~ by Chris Ferrie, 2022, children's science, 32 pages, 8/10
1.  Rumpelstiltskin ~ by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, 1986, children's picture book, 40 pages, 9/10
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My rating system is totally subjective.
10 ~ Loved it!!  Couldn't put it down!!
9 ~ Excellent!
8 ~ Very Good
7 ~ Good
6 ~ Above Average
5 ~ Average
4 ~ Struggled to finish, but not worth it
3 ~ Annoying ~ a waste of time
2 ~ Poor
1 ~ Pitiful!
0 ~ Awful!!  Don't bother
* DNF ~ Did Not Finish ~ one I abandoned
* Nah ~ I don't recommend it

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