This should also tide you all over while I am on vacation beginning tomorrow 7/26 and not returning to until 8/5.
And beware, when I get back the August issue of Booklist will have just gone live, and it is the best issue of the year-- the spotlight on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Not only do I have 3 reviews in that issue, but I have also helped with some of the supplemental coverage. So I will be in full on Speculative Fiction mode upon my return.
Stay out of trouble, read my reviews, use the blog backlist as a resource, and keep helping those patrons. I'll be back before you know it.
- The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar [novel of place, character centered, slightly askew]
- The Dreamers by Karen Walker Thompson [eerie, thought provoking, multiple povs]
- Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield [novel of place, captivating, character centered]
- The Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss [Gothic, character centered, novel of place]
- We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin [Dark Humor, Intense Satire, Thought Provoking]
- Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams [candid, compelling, strong first person]
- Clyde Fans, Book 1 by Seth [interesting frame, character centered, introspective]
- One for the Road by Wesley Southard [fast paced, strong narrative voice, creative monsters]
- Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell [weird, unsettling, captivating]