This week: Ten Books on Your Summer Reading List
I literally grabbed the to-read pile of books on my nightstand/bookshelf and sat down at the computer to type them up. Books #1 and #2 were not in the pile for reasons that you will soon learn!
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This one's for book club. It's on hold because it accidentally went home from The Dells with my sister!
- The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler, MD. I requested this from my library via InfoSoup (I love my library!) after reading about it at Norma's. Contest schmontest; this was easier, guaranteed, and I didn't have to wait! It's the one I'm presently carrying around in my tote bag.
- Land of a Hundred Wonders by Lesley Kagen. Because.
- A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by Liza Palmer. Heh. Won in one of those contest schmontests -- this one at CursingMama's!
- Casa Nostra: A Home in Sicily by Caroline Seller Manzo. Borrowed from Katie; expectations are not high but, as stated in the Publisher's Weekly review, "...there's worse places to flounder than sun-drenched Sicily."
- Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg. Lent by my friend Peg.
- The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. Birthday gift from Katie.
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows. On a recommendation from someone.
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Also recommended by someone.
- The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan. I picked up this book at Goodwill a few years ago; it is the perpetual 10th book, anchoring my reading list, in any season. Someday...
Last night I finished House of Dance by Beth Kephart (also because); knowing it would be a quick read, it was skimmed off the top of the to-read pile when The Help decided to take a hike in Wisconsin Dells.