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).

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

Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

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
Curse of the Narrows by Laura M. MacDonald

Fire in Paradise by Alastair Gee

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

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

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

Hitler and the Hapsburgs by James McMurtry Longo

The Nine by Gwen Strauss (NetGalley ARC)

Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz by Yehuda Koren

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

Human Garbage
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

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

Hell in the Heartland by Jax Miller

Furious Hours by Casey Cep

We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham

American Eve by Paula Uruburu

Juror Number 2: The Story of a Murder, the Agony of a Neighborhood (NetGalley ARC)

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

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

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

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

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

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
Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer edited by Lynne Y. Edwards

The Greatest Hoax on Earth by Alan C. Logan (Publisher Gift)

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

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

The Deviant's War by Eric Cervini (NetGalley ARC)

Unmuted: Stories of Courage and Resilience from the genPRIDE Community by genpride (Publisher Gift)

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

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

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

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

A Secret Life: The Lies and Scandals of President Grover Cleveland by Charles Lachman

The Curse of Beauty by James Bone

The Last Madam by Christine Wiltz

Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England by Annie Whitehead (Author gift)

Democracy: A User's Guide by Joss Sheldon (Author gift)

Before Scotland by Alistair Moffat

Lusitania by Greg King

Dracula, Prince of Many Faces by Radu R. Florescu

Heroines of the Medieval World by Sharon Bennett Connolly

Under Another Sky by Charlotte Higgins

The Lost Pianos of Siberia by Sophy Roberts (NetGalley ARC)

Breaking Free: How I Escaped My Father Warren Jeffs, Polygamy, and the FLDS Cult by Rachel Jeffs

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

Necropolis: London and Its Dead by Catharine Arnold

But Where Are You Really From by Amanda Khozi Mukwahi (Publisher Gift)

Anna Komnene and the Alexiad by Loulia Kolovou (NetGalley ARC)

Hunting the Last Great Pirate: Benito de Soto and the Rape of the Morning Star by Michael Ford (NetGalley ARC)

The World Aflame: The Long War 1914-1945 by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar

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

Europe: A Natural History by Tim Flannery

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

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

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

The Donner Party
Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West by Ethan Rarick

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party bride by Daniel James Brown

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

Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt by Chris Naunton

The Race to Save the Romanovs: by Helen Rappaport

The Romanovs by Robert K. Massie

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

The Secret Poisoner by Linda Stratmann

Tudors and Plantagenets
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires by Sara Cockerill

Royal Witches by Gemma Hollman

Brothers York: An English Tragedy by Thomas Penn (NetGalley ARC)

Four Queens and a Countess by Jill Armitage

Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him by Tracy Borman

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

Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

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

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown by Claire Ridgway

President Obama
From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

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

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

Fuck the Patriarchy
Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Hymens and Headscarves by Mona Eltahawy

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

#OmahaBlackHistory by Adam Fletcher Sasse (Author Gift)

You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin

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

The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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

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

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

Elementary and Middle Grade
Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar

Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee

Slayer by Kiersten White

Chosen by Kiersten White

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Good Girls Lie by JT Ellison

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Some Girls Are - by Courtney Summers

The Project by Courtney Summers

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Deadly Waters by Dot Hutchison

Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

The Girl Least Likely by Katy Loutzenhiser (NetGalley ARC)

Adult Fiction
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda

Not in my Name by Michael Coolwood (Author Gift)

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Girls of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti

Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Unseen City by Amy Shearn

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg

Girls With Bright Futures by Tracy Dobmeier

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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