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Had to skip posting in August. I moved, and things got complicated. I’ve also been reading a bunch of electronic ARCS on Netgalley!

  • Very Valentine, by Adriana Trigiani
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
  • The Peacock Summer, by Hannah Richell (July 2, 2019)
  • Gravity is the Thing, by Jaclyn Moriarty (July 2019)
  • The Hotel Neversink, by Adam O’Fallon Price (Aug. 6, 2019)
  • The Perfect Wife, by JP Delaney (Aug. 6, 2019)
  • The Golden Wolf, by Linnea Hartsuyker (August 2019) A satisfying conclusion to a trilogy I kind of want to read over from the beginning. Based on the sagas of Harald Fairhair of Norway, this deals with the conclusion of the story of Ragnvald and his sister Svanhild, both of whom are firmly connected to the fate of the Golden Wolf.
  • The Birthday Girl, by Melissa De La Cruz (August 6, 2019) Honestly a little disappointing, since the twist led to more of a “huh?” than a “wow!”
  • The Devil’s Slave, by Tracy Borman (September 3, 2019)
  • The Last Train to London, by Meg Waite Clayton (September 2019)
  • Don’t You Forget About Me, by Mhairi McFarlane (September 2019) A roaringly funny and wince-inducing romance of second chances and misunderstandings. I was sorry to leave the characters when the book ended.
  • After the Flood, by Kassandra Montag (September 2019) Gave it a good chance, but realistically, I’m just not drawn in by most apocalyptic fiction.
  • Invisible As Air, by Zoe Fishman (September 2019) Weirdly tidy ending for a story about opioid addiction.
  • The Nanny, by Gilly MacMillan (September 2019)
  • The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, by Eric Foner (September 2019)
  • The Third Daughter, by Talia Carner (September 2019) Upsetting historical fiction about Zwi Migdal, a ring of Jewish procurers, brothel operators, and pimps who enslaved and imported young Jewish shtetl girls into prostitution in Buenos Aires in the late 19th century. The main character may be fiction, but the gang was real. Worth the read, but, y’know, trigger warning?
  • The Glass Woman, by Caroline Lea (September 2019) Bluebeard in early modern Iceland. A fascinating read.
  • Lies in White Dresses, by Sofia Grant (September 2019)
  • Country, by Michael Hughes (October 2019)
  • The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna, by Mira Ptacin (October 2019)
  • The House of Brides, by Jane Cockram (October 2019)
  • If Only I Could Tell You, by Hannah Beckerman (October 2019)
  • A Bitter Feast, by Deborah Crombie (October 2019)
  • The Dollmaker, by Nina Allan (October 15, 2019)
  • The Bright Unknown, by Elizabeth Byler Younts (October 22, 2019)
  • The Painted Castle: A Lost Castle Novel, by Kristy Cambron (October 15, 2019)
  • Book of Colours, by Robyn Cadwallader (November 5, 2019)
  • The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Love, Royalty, Whiskey, & Cigarettes, by Georgie Blalock (November 2019)
  • The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History, by Kassia St. Clair (November 2019)
  • Invented Lives, by Andrea Goldsmith (November 5, 2019)
  • The Wicked Redhead, by Beatriz Williams (December 2019)
  • The Sacrament, by Olaf Olafsson (December 2019)
  • Oppo, by Tom Rossenstiel (December 2019)
  • The Clergyman’s Wife: A Pride & Prejudice Novel, by Molly Greeley (December 2019)
  • Lux, by Elizabeth Cook (February 2020)