Hi all! I’m sorry this is a little late, and posted not on a Friday, but I am doing my best to catch up while I am traveling. I hope you don’t mind too much!
I got two new approvals on NetGalley and Edelweiss, for two books I kind of forgot I requested–oops.
The first is See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. This is a fictional retelling of the Lizzie Borden story, which delves deeper into the emotional turmoil and struggles felt by the Boden family. I don’t really know much about these murders, besides the simple nursery rhyme that is often spread around, but I am always down for a creepy crime retelling. This sounds really fun, and it’s gotten pretty good reviews so far! This novel comes out on August 1st, 2017, and I thank Grove Atlantic and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced review copy!
The second title I have to look forward to is one I was approved for on Edelweiss, which I heard about via a ShelfAwareness Pro email. It is called The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson. This novel takes place in 1930s Georgia, when a white woman gives birth to two babies–one black, one white. A field hand is killed after being accused of her rape. This novel tells of the consequences of this event, and the way different people involved cope with the situation, as we watch the two children grow up. This seems like a complex social drama, and I’m really excited to read it! The Twelve-Mile Straight comes out on September 12, 2017. Once again, thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for providing me with a review copy of this novel!
I also have started reading The Night Child by Anna Quinn! I received this on NetGalley, and it comes out on January 1st, 2018–so a long time to wait, I’m sorry! I’m about 15% through it right now, and it’s pretty good so far. A nice mix of creepy and normal. I’m excited to see where it goes, and how creepy/dark it may get.
This week I finished The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee, which I reviewed here and The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. I will have a review of The Radium Girls coming up soon, so look out for it!
If you’ve read any of these books, or have any thoughts at all about them, let me know! I’d love to chat with you about it in the comments below. 🙂 I hope you all have a great week and get some reading done!