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  • Sins of Empire, by Brian McClellan (released March 7, 2017) I wasn’t convinced, at first – turns out this is the start of a second series placed in the world created by the author, so I had some catching up to do about the social and magical structures, but man, did it hook me.
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • The Black Painting, by Neil Olson (January 9, 2018) Well. That was a weird little story. Severe family dysfunctionality + inheritance issues + possibly cursed painting = a cold case whodunnit with a paranormal twist. Huh.
  • The Last Suppers, by Mandy Mikulencak (January 2018) In 1950s Louisiana, Ginny works in a prison kitchen, and finds herself compelled to make EXACTLY what death row prisoners want for their last meals, to the point of tracking down relatives and learning family recipes, and damaging her own mental and physical health.
  • All Things Bright and Strange, by James Markert (January 30, 2018)
    If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you combine Southern Gothic and magical realism, well, I think this might be it.
  • Tarnished City (Dark Gifts Trilogy #2), by Vic James (February 6, 2018) A kind of violence and darkness that just doesn’t work for me. Pity.
  • Rosie Colored Glasses, by Brianna Wolfson (February 20, 2018) I’m glad nobody witnessed me reading this, because it reduced me to a sniffly, weepy mess.
  • The House of Impossible Beauties, by Joseph Cassara (February 2018) A novel based on the real-life House of Xtravaganza in the eighties and nineties, with all the struggles, tragedies, and joys.
  • Tangerine, by Christine Mangan (March 2018)
    Another one that didn’t work for me. Two unreliable narrators – one gaslighting the other. There was nobody I could like, or even hate enough to want to follow.

DAYS UNTIL I PICK UP THE NEXT BATCH OF ARCS: 40 (ALA Midwinter 2018, Feb. 9-13)