- 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)