Upcoming Reviews

There are any number of reasons that a review might not be written immediately after I've finished a book. Perhaps it is an ARC review that the author or publisher has requested be posted in a certain time frame; it might also be that I am short on time at that moment; I might need a while to decompress after what I've read; or, last but not least, I might just be in Lazy Mode, where all I want to do is lay on the couch and read, not sit at my desk and write. Luckily, Lazy Mode doesn't typically last too long. Here you will find the list of all upcoming reviews, and hopefully find books of interest as well. Books are grouped by subject when applicable, but may be reviewed individually (especially ARCs).


Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most by Amy Julia Becker

Are My Kids on Track?: The 12 Social, Emotional, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach by Sissy Goff

Natural Disasters

Earthquake Storms: The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault by John Dvorak

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St Helens by Steve Olson

The San Francisco Earthquake: A Minute-By-Minute Account of the 1906 Disaster by Gordon Thomas

The 1924 Tornado in Lorain and Sandusky: Deadliest in Ohio History by Betsy D'Annibale

F5: The Devastating Tornado Outbreak of 1974 by Mark Levine

The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado by Holly Bailey

Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy by Kathryn Miles

The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us by Lucy Jones

Man-Made Disasters

Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster - Andrew Leatherbarrow

The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion by Lin Waterhouse

Ruthless Tide by Al Roker

Miracle on the Hudson: The Survivors of Flight 1549 Tell Their Extraordinary Stories of Courage, Faith, and Determination by Survivors of Flight 1549

The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic by Gay Salisbury

Shipwreck: The Strange Fate of the Morro Castle by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts

Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum by Edward T. O'Donnell

Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew by Michael D. Leinbach

Tinder Box: The Iroquois Theatre Disaster 1903 by Anthony P. Hatch

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham


Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 by Damon DiMarco

September 11: An Oral History by Dean E. Murphy

Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11 by Lynn Spencer

The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 by Anthony Summers

Out of the Blue: A Narrative of September 11, 2001 by Richard Bernstein

Thunder Dog by Mark Hingson

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and Its Aftermath

Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11 by Gerald Posner

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garret M. Graff

Among the Heroes by Jere Longman

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owens

Every Last Tie: The Story of the Unabomber and His Family by David Kaczynski

The Holocaust/WWII

Eichmann in My Hands: A First-Person Account by the Israeli Agent Who Captured Hitler's Chief Executioner by Peter Z. Malkin

The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir by Chil Rajchman

A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer by Scott Andrew Selby

Crime and True Crime

Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery by Scott Higham

Six Days in August: The Story of Stockholm Syndrome by David King (NetGalley ARC)

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid

The Bordon Murders: Lizzie Bordon and the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller (YA)

If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood by Gregg Olsen

The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins

A Sniper in the Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders by Gary M. Lavergne

The Lady in the Cellar: Murder, Scandal, and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury by Sinclair McKay

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Murder by the Book: The Crime that Shocked Dicken's London by Claire Harman

A Death in White Bear Lake: The True Chronicle of an All-American Town by Barry Siegel

A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming by Kerri Rawson

Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder by Jerry Bledsoe

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

The Last Stone by Mark Bowden

American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer

Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins

Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State by Charles A. Gardner

Chasing the Devil: My Twenty Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer by David Reichert

Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism by David S. Cohen

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse

Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins

Pathological: The Murderous Rage of Dr Anthony Garcia by Henry J Cordes

The Girls are Gone by Michael Brodkorb (Publicist Gift)

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French

City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai by Paul French

The Devil's Gentlemen: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century by Harold Schector

The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village by Thomas Robisheaux

Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalita Fox

Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth

Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez by Jose Baez

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Pop Culture

The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe by Donald H. Wolf

The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell

Food and Drink

The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink by Dan Huckelbridge

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney

Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Favorite Food by Blake Lingle


Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleves

Indecent Advances: The Hidden History of Murder and Masculinity Before Stonewall by James Polchin


Five Days in November by Clint Hill

Mrs Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill

Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JKF's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth by Paula Byrne

Come to the Edge by Christina Haag

Sweet Caroline: Last Child of Camelot by Christopher Andersen


Cities: The First 6,000 Years by Monica L. Smith

Wiving: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Patriarchy by Caitlin Myer (Publicist Gift)

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters by Joan Ryan

Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride From Hell by Tom Clavin (NetGalley ARC)

The Twists and Turns of Living in Shanghai by Aldo Quintana

Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Hapsburgs by Greg King and Penny Wilson

One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School by Scott Turow

Teacher in Space: Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger Legacy by Colin Burgess (NetGalley ARC)

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth by Kevin M. Levin

Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors by Brian Eule

Twelve Days of Terror: A Definitive Investigation of the 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks by Richard G. Fernicola

Europe: A Natural History by Tim Flannery

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney

Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt by Chris Naunton

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings by Matthew Kneale

Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism by Nadya Tolokonnikova

The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and trump by Andrew McCabe

The Race to Save the Romanovs: by Helen Rappaport

Top Drawer: American High Society from the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties by Mary Cable


Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him by Tracy Borman

The Scourge of Henry VIII: The Life of Marie de Guise by Melanie Clegg

Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis

Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethen England by Kate Hubbard

Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Marianda Kaufmann

Anne Boleyn's Letter from the Tower: A New Assessment by Sandra Vasoli


Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love by Michelle LeClair

Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman

President Obama

From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama by EJ Dionne Jr.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House by Alyssa Mastromonaco

Yes, We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and trump by Dan Pfeiffer

To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope by Jeanne Marie Laskas

The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House by Ben Rhodes

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years by David Litt


Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger by Soraya Chemaly

Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality by Erin Wathen

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers' Rights by Molly Smith and Juno Mac

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister

How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics, and the War on Sex by Cristina Page

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in trump's America by Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Black Lives Matter

Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder cases of the Civil Rights Era by Jerry Mitchell (NetGalley ARC)

Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawes

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Delano Butler

Why I'm Not Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton

Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham by Melanie Morrison

Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till by Elliot Gordon

They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery

13 Days in Ferguson by Ronald Johnson

Trauma, Rape, Sexual Assault

Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars by Stacey Lannert

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

What is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Trith About Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics by Rachael Denhollander

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down by Abigail Pesta

Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad by Nicole Weisensee Egan

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by John Krakauer

Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It by Kate Harding

I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope by Chessy Prout

Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls by Carrie Goldberg

A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America by Christian T. Miller

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape by Jessica Luther

Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture by Roxanne Gay

Elementary and Middle Grade

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List by Rena Finder

Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar


Slayer by Kiersten White

Chosen by Kiersten White

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Adult Fiction

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

I Heart NYC

Life at the Dakota: New York's Most Unusual Address by Stephen Birmingham

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York by Stacy Horn


  1. Looks like lots of good stuff. Just off the top of my head I think The turbulent Crown and We Were Eight Years in Power look fascinating, and The World of Jesus and Eruption as well!

    1. And wouldn't you know, those are some that I enjoyed the most! I had not read Coates' articles before they had been put into the book, but I really liked his writing, and the additional material he provides to accompany each article. Very powerful.

      Eruption was crazy. I see old footage of it now, and then look at before and after photos. Nature is beautifully terrifying.

  2. Do the one's you feel the need to tell other people about - LOVE or AVOID. Chanel the passion! [lol]

    1. This is what is left after having removed ones I no longer wanted to review!!

  3. wow...i am intimidated. i have michelle obama's book on hold at the library so let's choose something else...killers of the flower moon...i would love to read the story that helped create the fbi
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. how can you remember all those?! i got a bit dizzy reading them but i was wondering if "Becoming" was worth reading...

    1. I tend to take pretty extensive notes when I read, so I have things written down. Now I only need to expand on what I jotted down and BOOM! Review!

      I loved Becoming. But, I also love Michelle Obama, so I might be slightly biased. Her book is not biased though. It is so, so good.

  5. I would not be able to remember enough about that many books to write any kind of review on them... I'd have "I liked it/didn't like it" and maybe a stand out thought but that'd be it!
    Do you take notes? What's the trick?

    1. I take TONS of notes, otherwise I would never be able to write reviews so long after the fact. I have also gone through the list again to see what I am just not interested in reviewing anymore, so that is helping things and I have removed several titles that way - but this is what remains! AUGH! I have no one to blame but myself, so slowly but surely I will defeat this thing.


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