- Huntress, by Kate Quinn (Undated)
Zora and Langston, by Yuval Taylor (March 2019)An interesting nonfiction look at the friendship and spectacular friend-breakup of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. I don’t know much about the Harlem Renaissance, but found this approachable and not too difficult to follow.
- 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)Memoirish essays about the author’s love for all things Greek, including the mythology, the ancient plays, and the modern and ancient versions of the language. Quite charming.
- 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)Setting aside the weird feeling that stems from a time I remember vividly now qualifying as historical fiction instead of contemporary fiction… I enjoyed this slice-of-life featuring three women who attend West Point Military Academy and the years afterwards, and how their lives are utterly changed by the terrorist attacks on the US in 2001.
The Princess and the Fangirl, by Ashley Poston (April 2, 2019)Cute YA, cheers for featuring same-sex relationships, but not for me. Just a little too sweet for my taste. Did not finish.
The Better Sister, by Alafair Burke (April 2019)Some mysteries you read to find out whodunnit. Others you read because you can kind of tell where the end point is going to be but you have no idea how the author’s going to get you from point A to point B.
The Red Scrolls of Magic, The Eldest Curses Book 1, by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu (April 2019)It may be the first in a series, but it’s clearly part of a larger literary world. Lost interest, did not finish.
The Binding, by Bridget Collins (April 2019)Now here’s a fascinating premise – in this world, a true book is a memory of an actual person, bound into covers and erased from the person’s mind. Burning the book restores the memories. Follows Emmett Farmer, apprentice bookbinder, through some of his education and the discovery of a book with his own name on it, held by his master.
- 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: 81 (ALA Annual 2019, June 20-25, 2019)