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 (i.e. most ARCs).

Man-Made Disasters
Curse of the Narrows by Laura M. MacDonald

Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire by Lizzie Johnson

Under a Flaming Sky by Daniel James Brown

Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo

The White Cascade by Gary Krist

The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion by Lin Waterhouse

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

Floodpath by Jon Wilkman

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

The Lives They Saved by Douglas Keeney

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

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

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

Everything You Love Will Burn by Vegas Tenold

September 11: The Unfolding of 9/11 and its Aftermath by the AP

The Holocaust/WWII
The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn

Treblinka Survivor: The Life and Death of Hershl Sperling by Mark S. Smith

999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune Macadam

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege

Escape From Auschwitz by Andrey Pogozhev

Searching for Schindler: A Memoir by Thomas Keneally 

The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir by Chil Rajchman

The Nazi Officers Wife by Edith Hahn Beer

Hitler's Last Secretary by Traudl Junge

Survival in the Shadows by Barbara Lovenheim

50 Children by Steven Pressman

The Betrayal of Anne Frank by Rosemary Sullivan

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

Last Call by Elon Green

The Babysitter by Liza Rodman

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

The Texas Tower Sniper: The Terrifying True Story of Charles Whitman by Ryan Green

Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

Hell in the Heartland by Jax Miller

Furious Hours by Casey Cep

We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

American Eve by Paula Uruburu

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

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

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

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

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

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 Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s by Andy Greene

The Kensington Runestone by Alice Beck Kehoe

The Curse of Beauty by James Bone

The Last Madam by Christine Wiltz

Madam by Debby Applegate


  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.

  6. There’s no way on earth I could write this many reviews and keep my thoughts straight! Even if I took notes I’d still mess up but I think The Ship of Dreams sounds really good! But… I’m a sucker for anything Titanic.

    1. I do take tons of notes, so that helps a lot. Ship of Dreams was FANTASTIC. Definitely a great read for you. Gareth is a great writer.

  7. There’s no way on earth I could write this many reviews and keep my thoughts straight! Even if I took notes I’d still mess up but I think The Ship of Dreams sounds really good! But… I’m a sucker for anything Titanic.


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