- Words Without Music, by Philip Glass (left over from previous haul, released April 2015)
Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall KellyIntense 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)
DAYS UNTIL I PICK UP THE NEXT BATCH OF ARCS: 23
Do you think I’ll finish by then?