9 Books on My Kindle--A Shortened Thursday Thirteen
Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Single--Heather McElhatton . Saw this reviewed on someone else's blog and thought it looked fun.
Fugitive Pieces: A Novel--Anne Michaels. I really, really wanted to like this book because it's Holocaust/Shoah-related, but, at 20% finished, I'm just not finding my groove with this one. I can tell that she's a poet because she has some gorgeous passages in the book; I'm just not seeing much of a focused storyline or character development. I'll probably keep reading because I want to know if the boy's sister actually survived the Holocaust; he saw his parents' dead when he was seven, but not his older sister.
Let the Right One In: A Novel--John Ajvide Lindqvist (Author), Ebba Segerberg (Translator). The book the recent vampire movie is based on. Looks dark and promising.
The Neighbor--Lisa Gardner. Mystery. A woman disappears, leaving her four-year-old daughter as the only witness. Is the husband/father the guilty one?
Life's That Way--Jim Beaver. Autobiography. A collection of e-mails sent during the year between his wife's diagnosis with lung cancer and her death.
The Story Sisters: A Novel-- Alice Hoffman. Kind of interested in reading this one after the critical review controversy; kind of afraid this is going to be one of Hoffman's books that I don't like after reading said review.
Heart and Soul--Maeve Binchy. I'm a huge Maeve Binchy fan, so I was thrilled when one of her books was chosen for Oprah's club. Maybe my Irish blood is calling for "home" when I read Binchy's books and short stories. I'm saving this one for when I definitely have a chance to read the story straight through.
The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns--Elizabeth Leiknes. This one is getting a lot of press from the book bloggers. Seems like an interesting take on the paranormal romance genre.