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  • Words Without Music, by Philip Glass (left over from previous haul, released April 2015)
  • Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly Intense and thought-provoking. Not the story I was expecting – in a good way. Strongly recommended.
  • On Second Thought, by Kristan Higgins (Released Jan. 31, 2017) Yeah, yeah, it has “chick flick” written all over it. I LOVED IT AND I DON’T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS. So there.
  • Huck Out West, by Robert Coover (Released Jan. 2017) Just couldn’t get into it. Didn’t finish.
  • The Patriots, by Sana Krasikov (released Jan. 24, 2017) A surprisingly gripping story about three generations struggling with straddling Soviet/Russian/American identities, but not a particularly agile or lightfooted one. Still worth it, but it’s not a quick read.
  • I See You, by Clare Mackintosh (released Feb. 21, 2017) Psychological thriller. Not my thing. Didn’t finish.
  • 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) For a short book, this is a slow burn. Made me tear up.
  • Gilded Cage, by Vic James (released Feb. 14, 2017) A bit more unsettling than I expected, but caught me up by the end. Looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.
  • The Lonely Hearts Hotel, by Heather O’Neill (released Feb. 7, 2017)
  • 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) An odd story of loneliness, misunderstanding, and architecture in 1970s New York City.
  • 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)
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (releases May 9, 2017) Well. That was odd.
  • Standard Deviation, by Katherine Heiny (releases May 2017) Ambivalent about this one, though it’s always odd to find a character who shares my first name. Plausible story but full of characters I found unappealing.
  • The Scribe of Siena, by Melodie Winawer (releases May 2017) Magnificent. One of my favorite books of the last few years.
  • The Original Ginny Moon, by Benjamin Ludwig (releases May 2017) A great look inside the mind of a recently-adopted autistic teenager who is struggling with the break between her old life and her new life.
  • Under a Sardinian Sky, by Sara Alexander (releases Spring 2017) Satisfyingly predictable and full of mouth-watering descriptions of Sardinian food.
  • Chemistry, by Weike Wang (releases May 2017) An interestingly timeline-fluid look at the challenge of figuring out what we want in life.
  • The Ultimatum, by Karen Robards (Releases June 1, 2017) A ripping good yarn. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
  • Lonesome Lies Before Us, by Don Lee (releases June 2017) A “shit happens, people don’t change much, life goes on” kind of book.
  • 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)


Do you think I’ll finish by then?