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
Ordinary Heroes by Joseph Pfeifer
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
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

I am giving up on categorizing for now. There are just too many to sort.

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey
The White Ship by Charles Spencer
All the Lies They Did Not Tell by Pablo Trincia
American Demon by Daniel Stashower
Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus
Foreign Faction by James Kolar
Guinness by Tony Corcoran
Standoff by Jamie Thompson
Cold-Blooded Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Nothing but the Night by Greg King
Womb Raiders by CL Evans
The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky
Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher by Max Allan Collins
The Man from the Train by Bill James
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson
Last Girl Lied To by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Clique Bait by Ann Valett
All Eyes on Her by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George
Mother of All Secrets by Kathleen Willett
Hadrian's Wall by Adrian Goldworthy
Blood Secrets by Rod Englert
The Tudors in Love by Sarah Gristwood
One of Those Faces by Elle Grawl
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
His and Hers by Alice Feeney
18 Tiny Deaths by Bruce Goldfarb
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
You're Invited by Amanda Jayatissa
Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
Bad Gays by Huw Lemmey
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
The Deep by Alma Katsu
Go Down Toegther by Jeff Guinn
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
Secrets so Deep by Ginny Myers Sain
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson
Voodoo Histories by David Aaronovitch
The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
Keeper of the Queen's Jewels by Adrienne Dillard
The Infamous Harry Hayward by Shawn Francis Peters
Europe Before Rome by Douglas Price
Maniac by Harold Schector
199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die by Loren Rhoads
The Irish Assassins by Julie Kavanagh
Rogues' Gallery by John Oller
The Anatomy Murders by Lisa Rosner
The Blood of Emmett Toll by Timothy Tyson
The Missing by Kiersten Modglin
I'm the Girl by Courtney Summers
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Scream All Night by Derek Millman
The Christmas Murder Game by Alexanra Benedict
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
Inventing the It Girl by Hilary Hallett
Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison
Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis
The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman
The Monster's Bones by David Randall
The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould
Breed by Chase Novak
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
Lord of the Fly Fest by Goldy Moldavsky
How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine
The Perfect Son by Lauren North
Never Coming Home by Kate Williams
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino
Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain
In Myrtle Peril by Elizabeth C Bunce
The New Girl by Jesse Suntanto
Go Hunt Me by Kelly DeVos
Into the Sublime by Kate Boorman
I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson
Frightmares by Eva Gibson
This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldansky
Trailed by Kathryn Miles
The Depths by Nicole Lesperance
Lock the Doors by Vincent Ralph
The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow
You Will be Mine by Natasha Preston
The Cellar by Natasha Preston
All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph
Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village by Maureen Johnson
The Girl in the Headlines by Hannah Jayne
Notre Dame vs. the Klan by Todd Tucker
Old Country by Matt Query
The Hotel on Place Vendome by Tilar Mazzeo
Careless People by Sarah Churchwell
The Audacity of Inez Burns by Stephen Bloom
No Apparent Danger by Victoria Bruce
The Devil in the Shape of a Woman by Carol Karlsen
City of Scoundrels by Gary Krist
The Final Days of Jesus by Shimon Gibson
No Exit by Taylor Adams
Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams
The Secret History of Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford
Mary Tudor by Anna Whitelock
The Hotel on Place Vendome by Tilar Mazzeo
Our Last Night by Taylor Adams
Hide by Kiersten White
Tinseltown by William Mann
When I am Through with You by Stephanie Kuehn
Arbella Stuart by Jill Armitage
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger
Dagerous Boys by Abigal Haas
Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten
The Dark Queens by Shelley Puhak
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
That Weekend by Kara Thomas
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
The Haunting of Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright
The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright
Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright
On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manner by Jaime Jo Wright
The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright
The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright
House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden
The Man who Loved Books too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Jack the Ripper's Streets of Terror by Rupert Matthews
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes by Joan Ryan
One L by Scott Turow
Twelve Days of Terror by Richard Fernicola
Read and Riot by Nadya Tolokonnikova
How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America by Cristina Page
Revolting Prostitutes by Molly Smith
Make Trouble by Cecile Richards
The Barbizon by Paulina Bren
Resist and Persist by Erin Wathen
Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly
Women and Power by Mary Beard
Stop Telling Women to Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin by Scott Andrew Selby
Death in the City of Light by David King
The Ship of Dreams by Gareth Russell
A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
The Hiltons by J. Randy Taraborrelli
Alright Alright Alright by Melissa Maerz
Before Scotland by Alistair Moffat
Under Another Sky by Charlotte Higgins
Necropolis by Catharine Arnold
Charity and Sylvia by Rachel Hope Cleves
Tinderboxby Robert Fieseler
Indecent Advancesby James Polchin
The United States of Beer by Dan Huckelbridge
Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney
Fries! by Blake Lingle
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
You'll be the Death of Me by Karen McManus
The Lynching by Laurence Leamer
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
Murder on Shades Mountain by Melanie Morrison
Let the People See by Elliott Gorn
They Can't Kill us All by Wesley Lowery
13 Days in Ferguson by Ronald Johnson
What is a Girl Worthy by Rachael Denhollander
The Girls by Abigail Pesta
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
Missoula by Jon Krakauer
Asking for It by Kate Harding
I Have the Right Too by Chessy Prout
A False Report by Christian Miller
What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali
The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman
Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Jessica Luther
Not That Bad by Roxane Gay
All Are Welcome by Alexander Penfold
Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah pinborough
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
Road of Bones by Christopher Golden
Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn
The Viking Heart by Arthur Herman
Blood of the Celts by Jean Manco
American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson
Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs by Ann Williams
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
The Dardanelles Conspiracy by Alan Bardos (author gift)
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
Those Who Prey by Jennifer Moffett
Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos
The Companion by Katie Alender
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth
These Deadly Games by Diana Urban
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Shakespeare's Library by Stuart Kells
The Lost Gutenberg by Margaret Leslie Davis
Beware the Wild by Natalie Parker
Behold the Bones by Natalie Parker
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
October 31st, 1517 by Marty Martin
The Last Duel by Eric Jager
The Killer of Little Shepards by Douglas Starr
Horrid by Katrina Leno
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas
56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard
The Blue by Lucy Clark
Welcome to Dunder Mifflin by Brian Baumgartner
The Hiding Place by CJ Tudor
The Burning Girls by CJ Tudor
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Survive the Night by Riley Sager
Good as Dead by Susan Walter
Bath Haus by PJ Vernon
The Spires by Kate Moretti
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
Roses of May by Dot Hutchison
Children of Summer by Dot Hutchison
Vanishing Season by Dot Hutchison
Deadly Waters by Dot Hutchison
Girls of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti
Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman
A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
The Project by Courtney Summers
The Obsession by Jesse Sutanto
All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
Good Girls Lie by JT Ellison
The Ivies by Alexa Donne
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Sweating in the Land of Smiles by Aldo Quintana (author gift)
All That is Wicked by Kate Winkler Dawson
Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall
After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis
Friends Like These by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
The Follower by Kate Doughty
The Girls are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh
River Kings by Cat Jarman
Five Days by Wes Moore
Spare by Prince Harry
The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell
The Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz
American Uprising by Daniel Rasmussen
A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Wallingham
Very Bad People by Kit Frick
Truly Devious series by Maureen Johnson
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death by Corrine May Botz
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
Bellevue by David Oshinksy
A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis
One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke
Paris: The Memoir by Paris Hilton
The Cartiers by Francesca Cartier Brickell
Premonition at Withers Farm by Jaime Jo Wright
The Vanishing at Castle Moreau by Jaime Jo Wright
The Night Shift by Alex Finlay
The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst
The Overnight Guest - Heather Gudenkauf
City of Dreams by Tyler Anbinder
The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Debutantes duology by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Fixer duology by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Shiver by Allie Reynolds
Unearthed by Meryl Frank
Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco
A Woman of Influence by Vanessa Wiklie
I Told You This Would Happen by Elaine Murphy
A Taste for Poison by Neil Bradbury
Koresh by Stephan Talty
Over My Dead Body by Greg Melville
Admission by Julie Buxbaum
Lifeline to a Soul by John McLaughlin (author gift)
Waco by David Thibodeau
Waco Rising by Kevin Cook
We Are Everywhere by Matthew Riemer
Burning Blue by Kevin Cook
The House of Dudley by Joanne Paul
There Will be Fire by Rory Carroll
Waco by Jeff Guinn
Thin Air by Kellie M Parker
Suddenly, a Murder by Lauren Munoz
The St Ambrose School for Girls by Jessica Ward
The Last Secret of the Secret Annex by Joop Van Wijk-Voskuijl
Fatherland by Burkhard Bilger
The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott
The Legacies by Jessica Goodman
The Island by Natasha Preston
We Carry Their Bones by Erin Kimmerle
A Brotherhood Betrayed by Michael Cannell
The Suspect by Kent Alexander
The Only One Left by Riley Sager
Hi Honey, I'm Homo by Matthew Baume
Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I by Tracy Borman
I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai
Red Summer by Cameron McWhirter
The First Kennedys by Neal Thompson
Betty and the Mysterious Visitor by Anne Twist
Pro Bono by Jeff McArthur
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates
The Resting Place by Camilla Sten
Gallows Hill by Dary Coates
Three Castles Burning by Donal Fallon
Dead Lake by Darcy Coates
The House Next Door by Darcy Coates
Craven Manor by Darcy Coates
The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates
The September House by Carissa Orlando
The Girls in the Cabin by Caleb Stephens
Trail of the Lost by Andrea Lankford
A Fever in the Heartland by Timothy Egan
Vanished in Vermillion by Lou Raguse
A Place for Vanishing by Ann Fraistat
Clue Trilogy by Diana Peterfreund
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
The Twelfth Victim by Linda Battisti
Near the Bone by Christina Henry
The Devil's Playground by Craig Russell
Starling House by Alix Harrow
The Hacienda by Isabel Canas
The Castle on Sunset by Shawn Levy
The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke
Sisters of the Lost Nation by Nick Medina
The Woman in Me by Britney Spears
Mister Magic by Kiersten White
The Phantom Killer by James Presley
If These Stones Could Talk by Peter Stanford
No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall
Last Girl Breathing by Court Stevens
The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This Wretched Valley by Jenny Kiefer
The Wife of Bath by Marion Turner
How Iceland Changed the World by Egill Bjarnason
Welcome to the OC by Alan Sepinwall
The Hunted by Darcy Coates
The Nesting by CJ Cooke
The Lost Village by Camilla Sten
The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theatre by Jaime Jo Wright
The First Kingdom by Max Adams
Starkweather by Harry MacLean
Living Like a Tudor by amy License
Conquered by Eleanor Parker
Lay Them to Rest by Laurah Norton
The Amish Wife by Gregg Olsen
Astor by Anderson Cooper
The Last Pirate of New York by Rich Cohen
The Lost Girls by John Glatt
A Murder in Hollywood by Casey Sherman
Gangters Vs Nazies by Michael Benson
Not a Gentleman's Work by Gerard Koeppel
Strong Passions by Barbara Weisberg
Femina by Janina Ramirez
the Hundred Years' War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi
Battle of the Four Courts by Michael Fewer
Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society by William Oldfield
Murder Road by Simone St. James
Ghost 19 by Simone St. James
The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley
Home is Where the Bodies Are by Amanda East
Things Aren't Right by Tony Wright
Young Queens by Leah Redmond Chang
The Waltham Murders by Susan Zalkind
The Black Prince of Florence by Catherine Fletcher
the Last Castle by Denise Kiernan


  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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