I just finished a pretty good novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan.
Before this one, I broke out of my comfort zone and read Levels of Exposure, a military thriller sort of genre.
I rarely read novels like this, but I went for it because it's written by my cousin Gil (G.D Sloan.) It's set in Savannah and focuses on its own version of the Tybee bomb, a local legend. Pretty cool. Oh and I LOVE the bad ass female character, Merry Teel. There are some weird editing issues throughout the book, I'm not sure if that's just on the Kindle edition or what. But if you can overlook some misspellings here and there, and like a good terrorist tale, then this is your book.
In the car, I just finished Carter Finally Gets It. Now this one's adolescent fiction, but Lizzy and I needed something to pass the time on our trip to BAMA. We ended up laughing all the way across the state as we listened to the pubescent adventures of this 14 year old boy trying to find his way through his freshman year of high school. It's HILARIOUS, and even though it's got some PG rated sexual content (he fixates on boobs) I would totally recommend it, especially if you have a male who needs some AR points.
And tonight I started reading, The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead.
I'm 10% through and already feeling tired of it's lack of imagery. I hate being told a story, I want to see the story, and Whitehead isn't delivering. However, it's set in Savannah, and I'm pretty sure I have an idea of the inspiration for some of the characters, so I'll keep reading if for no other reason than morbid curiosity.
And I'm looking forward to reading The Boy in the Suitcase Lene Kaaberbol.