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Moving along!

  • Huntress, by Kate Quinn (Undated)
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely, by Bridgid Kemmerer (Jan. 29, 2019) I loved this take on Beauty and the Beast. YA fantasy starring a girl named Harper who’s got cerebral palsy and finds herself taken from our world into a fictional world that needs someone to break the curse on the prince… in the course of one season.
  • A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder, by Victoria Hamilton (February 2019) Started strong but fell off in the last third or so. I’ll probably still give the next book in the series a try when it comes out.
  • More Than Words, by Jill Santopolo (February 5, 2019) A heartbreaker. Looks at the aftermath of loss and the moments when we evaluate who we are and why – and how much of who we are is to live up to others’ expectations of who we should be.
  • American Duchess, by Karen Harper (February 2019) An okay but kind of under-inflated look at the life of Consuelo Vanderbilt, who married into the Spencer-Churchill ducal line.
  • The Old Drift, by Namwali Serpell (March 2019) Well-written but a little too far into the magical realism area for my taste. Did not finish.
  • While You Sleep, by Stephanie Merritt (March 5, 2019) Whoa nelly. A brilliant psychological thriller with shades of Hitchcock and Du Maurier.
  • In Another Time, by Jillian Cantor (March 19, 2019) I enjoyed this, but it wasn’t really what I expected. I’m not used to WWII novels involving wormholes and time travel.
  • The Wall, by John Lanchester (March 2019) Okay. Not subtle at all. In response to severe climate change, a large nation builds a wall around itself and patrols it to keep any possible intruders out.
  • Little Faith, by Nickolas Butler (March 2019) Not an easy read, and inspired by true events. Told by the grandfather, the story is about a single mother and her young son who get involved with a charismatic religious leader who believes the boy to be a faith healer.
  • Daisy Jones & The Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid (March 5, 2019) I might have been into this if it had been written in a more standard narrative format, but the oral history structure to it was distracting and I found it hard to follow. Did not finish.
  • The River, by Peter Heller (March 2019) Devastating and gorgeous and evocative story of two young men on a canoe trip that goes wrong. Beautifully written and a total page-turner. I read it in one sitting.
  • My Lovely Wife, by Samantha Downing (March 26, 2019) Just okay. Signposted pretty hard, so most of the big reveals were predictable or not terribly surprising.
  • Zora and Langston, by Yuval Taylor (March 2019)
  • No Country for Old Gnomes, by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne (April 16, 2019)
  • All My Colors, by David Quantick (April 16, 2019)
  • The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel, by Anne Hillerman (April 9, 2019)
  • Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen, by Mary Norris (April 2019)
  • Phantoms, by Christian Kiefer (April 2019)
  • City of Flickering Light, by Juliette Fay (April 16, 2019)
  • Hold Fast Your Crown, by Yannick Haenel (April 2, 2019)
  • Beyond the Point, by Claire Gibson (April 2019)
  • The Princess and the Fangirl, by Ashley Poston (April 2, 2019)
  • The Better Sister, by Alafair Burke (April 2019)
  • The Red Scrolls of Magic, The Eldest Curses Book 1, by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu (April 2019)
  • The Binding, by Bridget Collins (April 2019)
  • The Wonder of Lost Causes, by Nick Trout (May 2019)
  • America Was Hard to Find, by Kathleen Alcott (May 2019)
  • The Farm, by Joanne Ramos (May 7, 2019)
  • The Last Time I Saw You, by Liv Constantine (May 2019)
  • Resistance Women, by Jennifer Chiaverini (May 2019)
  • How To Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir, by Kate Mulgrew (May 2019)
  • The Nine-Chambered Heart, by Janice Pariat (May 2019)
  • Westside, by W.M. Akers (May 2019)
  • Biloxi, by Mary Miller (May 2019)
  • Aloha Rodeo, by David Wolman and Julian Smith (May 28, 2019)
  • Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips (May 2019)
  • The Most Fun We Ever Had, by Claire Lombardo (June 25, 2019)
  • Patsy, by Nicole Dennis-Benn (June 2019)
  • The Islanders, by Meg Mitchell Moore (June 2019)
  • More News Tomorrow, by Susan Richards Shreve (June 2019)
  • The Unbreakables, by Lisa Barr (June 4, 2019)
  • Travelers, by Helon Habila (June 2019)
  • City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert (June 4, 2019)
  • Mostly Dead Things, by Kristen Arnett (June 4, 2019)
  • Costalegre, by Courtney Maum (July 22, 2019)
  • Beirut Hellfire Society, by Rawi Hage (July 2019)
  • Protect The Prince, Crown of Shards #2, by Jennifer Estep (July 2019)
  • The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead (July 16, 2019)
  • The Peacock Summer, by Hannah Richell (July 2, 2019)
  • Gravity is the Thing, by Jaclyn Moriarty (July 2019)
  • The Golden Hour, by Beatriz Williams (July 2019)
  • The Hotel Neversink, by Adam O’Fallon Price (Aug. 6, 2019)
  • The Perfect Wife, by JP Delaney (Aug. 6, 2019)

DAYS UNTIL I PICK UP THE NEXT BATCH OF ARCS: 112 (ALA Annual 2019, June 20-25, 2019)