- Words Without Music, by Philip Glass (left over from previous haul, released April 2015)
- Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly
- On Second Thought, by Kristan Higgins (Released Jan. 31, 2017)
- Huck Out West, by Robert Coover (Released Jan. 2017)
- The Patriots, by Sana Krasikov (released Jan. 24, 2017)
- I See You, by Clare Mackintosh (released Feb. 21, 2017)
- The Fortunate Ones, by Ellen Umansky (released Feb. 2017)
- Setting Free the Kites, by Alex George (Released Feb. 21, 2017)
- We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour (released Feb. 14, 2017)
- Gilded Cage, by Vic James (released Feb. 14, 2017)
- The Lonely Hearts Hotel, by Heather O’Neill (released Feb. 7, 2017)
The Wanderers, by Meg Howrey (released March 14, 2017)Postulates a near-future simulation of a three-astronaut Mars mission and how that affects the astronauts, their families, and their handlers. Beautifully-written, with a satisfying ambiguity at the end.
Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci, by Mike Lankford (released March 2017)I’d call this a “speculative biography” – it hits the known points and tries to guess at the rest – moods, personalities, thought processes. An unusual take on the Italian Renaissance.
- The Tiger in the House, by Jacqueline Sheehan (Released March 2017)
- The Roanoke Girls, by Amy Engel (Released March 2017)
- The Gargoyle Hunters, by John Freeman Gill (released March 2017)
- A Crown of Wishes, by Roshani Chokshi (released March 28, 2017)
- Sins of Empire, by Brian McClellan (released March 7, 2017)
- The Arrangement, by Sarah Dunn (released March 21, 2017)
The Barrowfields, by Phillip Lewis (released April 2017)Hypnotic and well-written. Definitely a flavor of Southern Gothic to it.
Music of the Ghosts, by Vaddey Ratner (released April 2017)Heartachingly beautiful. Former Cambodian refugee returns after about twenty years, hoping to find some clues to what happened to her father during the years of the Khmer Rouge. Stunning.
The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck (released April 4, 2017)Three German “resistance” widows take shelter after the war in a castle, trying to figure out what comes next in their lives. Beautiful and sad and hopeful. Unearthly Things, by Michelle Gagnon (released April 2017)Quite a disappointment. Billed as a modern spin on JANE EYRE, but it seems clear that the author mined Bronte’s work for names and the most basic plot points and jumbled them all together into something that’s only the most superficial tribute to the 19th-century novel. It sticks to “orphan girl in big rich person house where creepy stuff happens in the attic” but loses all sight of the actual substance of JANE EYRE.
The Excellent Lombards, by Jane Hamilton (released April 4, 2017)Kept seeming like it was going to go somewhere, but never did. Left me feeling indignant that I’d wasted time reading all 270-something pages of it when I could have been reading something else.
Toward a Secret Sky, by Heather Maclean (released April 4, 2017)Fifteen years ago, I’d have been ALL OVER this book and any sequels that might appear. Demons, angels, and a gorgeous guy with a Scottish accent? Sign me up!
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (releases May 9, 2017)
Confessions of a Domestic Failure, by Bunmi Laditan (releases May 2, 2017)This is probably a lot funnier if you have kids. I found the punchline-to-page ratio to be out of whack, and in general it read like Bridget Jones Has An Infant.
- Standard Deviation, by Katherine Heiny (releases May 2017)
- The Scribe of Siena, by Melodie Winawer (releases May 2017)
- The Original Ginny Moon, by Benjamin Ludwig (releases May 2017)
- Under a Sardinian Sky, by Sara Alexander (releases Spring 2017)
- Chemistry, by Weike Wang (releases May 2017)
- The Ultimatum, by Karen Robards (Releases June 1, 2017)
- Lonesome Lies Before Us, by Don Lee (releases June 2017)
- The Almost Sisters, by Joshilyn Jackson (releases July 2017)
- Devastation Road, by Jason Hewitt (releases July 3, 2017)
- Grace, by Paul Lynch (releases July 11, 2017)
- The Reluctant Queen (Queens of Renthia #2), by Sarah Beth Durst (Releases July 2017)
- The Thing With Feathers, by McCall Hoyle (releases Sept. 5, 2017)
DAYS UNTIL I PICK UP THE NEXT BATCH OF ARCS: 54
Do you think I’ll finish by then?