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

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

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

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

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

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

Thunder Dog by Mark Hingson

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

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

Among the Heroes by Jere Longman

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

Crime and True Crime
Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery by Scott Higham

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

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

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

The Last Stone by Mark Bowden

The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Unravels the Mysteries that Won't go Away by John Douglas

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

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

Five Days in November by Clint Hill

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

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

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy

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 King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale by Thomas Giacomaro

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

Blood and Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard by Paul Collins

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
Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute by Zac Bissonnette

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps

The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe by Donald H. Wolf

Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age by Mathew Klickstein

The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt by Randall Sullivan

Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard L. Brandt

Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter by Josh Gates

River Monsters: The Stories of the Ones that Didn't Get Away by Jeremy Wade

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

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

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands by Dan Jones

I'm Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes who Changed the World by Mason Funk

Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics by Jeremy Schapp

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

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

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

The Vikings: A History by Robert Ferguson

Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings by Lars Brownworth

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

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

Come to the Edge by Christina Haag

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

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America by Daniel Okrent

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

Flesh and Blood so Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin (YA)

Where We Go From Here: Two Years Inside the Resistance by Bernie Sanders

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

We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages, and Ransom by Joel Simon

Europe: A Natural History by Tim Flannery

Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him by Tracy Borman

Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Marianda Kaufmann

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 Race to Save the Romanovs: by Helen Rappaport

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

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

Everything That trump Touches Dies by Rick Wilson

Alt-Right: From 4Chan to the White House by Mike Wendling

What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?: Trump's War on Civil Rights by Juan Williams

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

Actual Presidents
From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

Mrs Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions 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

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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

In the President's Secret Service: Too Long a Sub Title by Ronald Kessler

Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death by Erin Gibson

Women: Our History by DK Publishing

Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Other Lies: Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them by Scarlett Curtis

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
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

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

We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America by D. Watkins

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

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

Adult Fiction
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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.


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