Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
A fun quick read. Janet's characters are such characters! They are so vibrant, quick-witted and funny! Again, I chose a book that was in the middle of a series. (I hate it when I do that). But it was easy to understand what was going on. The book was about a bounty hunter, Stephenie Plum who is having a mid-life crisis of sorts trying to figure out the direction of her life. She quits her job hoping to escape the dangerous life only to be stalked by a former suspect. Of course, she is pursued by not one, but two, extremely handsome, competent, manly men who won't take 'no' for answer. There is much flirting and banter going on but it wasn't too graphic and left the juiciest parts for the imagination. A good, easy, quick, fun read.
The Ruins by Scott Smith
I don't usually read horror fiction and I imagine this book was similar to a Stephen King type read. It was good, it kept my interest. I don't want to give too much away but it is about a group of 20 somethings on a vacation to Mexico when they take a day trip that turns into something horrific. To comment about the ending would give it away. I don't even know what I would say if I let myself comment about the ending. I'm glad I read it, I guess I enjoyed it because I finished it quickly. But do I really enjoy horror? Not really. I wish I hadn't finished it so late at night.
The Zookeeper's Wife. by Diane Ackerman. I'm plugging away, it's not riveting, but I keep plugging away. I don't know if I will finish it or not. It is a true story about a family in Poland during WWII who ran a zoo and used the zoo as a cover to help the Underground efforts to free and protect many Jews. An important book, just not terribly riveting in the telling. I didn't finish it. I gave up and gave it back.
Resilience, by Elizabeth Edwards
Wow, she's really mad. I totally get it. I don't blame her for being mad, she's had a difficult (to say the least) life, but I didn't expect her to be so unreserved in her sharing of her feelings. A really fascinating book. I wish her and her children all the best.
Next up: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini