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  • Sins of Empire, by Brian McClellan (released March 7, 2017)
  • The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband, by Julia Quinn (Undated)
  • Ascension of Larks, by Rachel Linden (June 20, 2017)
  • Hate to Want You, by Alisha Rai (August 2017)
  • Are You Sleeping, by Kathleen Barber (August 1, 2017)
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies, by John Boyne (August 2017)
  • My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent (August 29, 2017)
  • Any Dream Will Do, by Debbie Macomber (August 8, 2017)
  • The Cottingley Secret, by Hazel Gaynor (August 2017)
    Intoxicating and sad and full of hope and fairies. Really lovely.
  • The Arsonist, by Stephanie Oakes (August 2017)
  • Unraveling Oliver, by Liz Nugent (August 22, 2017)
  • Sip, by Brian Allen Carr (August 2017)
  • Rebellion, by Molly Patterson (August 2017)
  • A Stranger in the House, by Shari Lapena (August 15, 2017)
  • The Blinds, by Adam Sternbergh (August 2017)
  • The Daughters of Ireland, by Santa Montefiore (August 2017)
  • Dinner at the Center of the Earth, by Nathan Englander (September 2017) A strange and thought-provoking story of Israeli and Palestinian espionage and extralegal activity, though occasionally a bit difficult to keep track of who is who.
  • Right Where You Left Me, by Calla Devlin (September 2017) Didn’t realize this was YA when I picked it up, but enjoyed the quick read anyway. Extraordinary circumstances but realistic teens – about family, friends, and finding your way as high school ends.
  • Solar Bones, by Mike McCormack (September 2017)
    It comes well-recommended, but the author made some stylistic choices I found very distracting. Did not get past the first few pages.
  • The Blind, by A.F. Brady (September 26, 2017)
    Utterly repellent narrator. Neither chilling nor suspenseful (as billed) but definitely psychological – study in self-destructive behavior that’s all Magically Cured when she decides to stop drinking (which is apparently easy to do for a raging alcoholic?).
  • The Space Between Words, by Michèle Phoenix (September 5, 2017) Thoughtful look at the struggle to keep going in the aftermath of a trauma. Main character is an American woman wounded in the mass shooting at the Bataclan, trying to deal with what happened to her in both body and mind, and she gets caught up in historical research after finding handwritten pages from 1695 hidden inside an antique sewing box.
  • Keep Her Safe, by Sophie Hannah (September 2017) More complex and compelling than I expected it to be. Strange and often uncomfortable, but keeps you turning pages.
  • The Child Finder, by Rene Denfeld (September 2017) Beautiful and eerie – somehow the pages radiate the particular silence of snowfall.
  • The Thing With Feathers, by McCall Hoyle (releases Sept. 5, 2017) I like the creation of a main character coping with a chronic condition like epilepsy, but the story as a whole was kind of pat and too easy. After 10 years of self-imposed isolation from her age group, this teenager’s able to manage attending a large public high school with relatively little turbulence? Possible, but seems unlikely.
  • The Way to London, by Alix Rickloff (September 2017) Second book by this author I’ve read in the past few years, and I like her style. Lucy is an unusual lead for a book set in 1940s England, especially for an upper-class woman, but she’s fun. I’m reminded very slightly of Good Night, Mr. Tom.
  • Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years, by David Litt (September 2017) Why yes, he DOES explain how he ended up singing the Golden Girls theme song in the Oval Office. Processy and interesting.
  • Something Like Happy, by Eva Woods (September 5, 2017)
  • The Golden House, by Salman Rushdie (September 5, 2017)
  • A Casualty of War (Bess Crawford Mystery #9), by Charles Todd (September 2017)
  • Fever, by Deon Meyer (September 2017)
  • The It Girls, by Karen Harper (October 2017)
  • House of Shadows, by Nicola Cornick (October 17, 2017)
  • The Rift Frequency (Rift Uprising Trilogy #2), by Amy S. Foster (October 2017)
  • The Last Mrs. Parrish, by Liv Constantine (October 2017)
  • Bonfire, by Krysten Ritter (November 2017)
  • The Gift, by Shelley Shepard Gray (November 2017)
  • The Library at the Edge of the World, by Felicity Hayes-McCoy (November 2017)
  • The City of Brass, by S. A. Chakraborty (November 2017)
  • The Black Painting, by Neil Olson (January 9, 2018)
  • Everything Here is Beautiful, by Mira T. Lee (January  16, 2018)
  • The Last Suppers, by Mandy Mikulencak (January 2018)
  • All Things Bright and Strange, by James Markert (January 30, 2018)
  • Tarnished City (Dark Gifts Trilogy #2), by Vic James (February 6, 2018)
  • Rosie Colored Glasses, by Brianna Wolfson (February 20, 2018)
  • The House of Impossible Beauties, by Joseph Cassara (February 2018)
  • Tangerine, by Christine Mangan (March 2018)

DAYS UNTIL I PICK UP THE NEXT BATCH OF ARCS: 132 (ALA Midwinter 2018, Feb. 9-13)