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. all 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

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

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

Death in the City of Light by David King

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

Couple Found Slain by Mikita Brottman

The Babysitter by Liza Rodman

My brother the Killer by Alix Sharkey

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
Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz

The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli

A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost

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

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

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert Fieseler

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

The Kensington Runestone by Alice Beck Kehoe

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

The Curse of Beauty by James Bone

The Last Madam by Christine Wiltz

Before Scotland by Alistair Moffat

Lusitania by Greg King

Under Another Sky by Charlotte Higgins

Necropolis: London and Its Dead by Catharine Arnold

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

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

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

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

The Race to Save the Romanovs: by Helen Rappaport

The Romanovs by Robert K. Massie

Fuck Patriarchy
Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

The Barbizon by Paulina Bren

Stop Telling Women to Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

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

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

Black Lives Matter
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

State of Emergency by Tamika Mallory

Say Their Names: How Black Lives Came to Matter in America by Curtis Bunn

The Ground Breaking by Scott Ellsworth

This is the Fire by Don Lemon

The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Klan by Laurence Leamer

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

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 Truth About Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics by Rachael Denhollander

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

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

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

Picture Books
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard


  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. I love when Blogger duplicates things, lol. Silly Blogger.


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