In the Castle of the Flynns: A Novel by Michael Raleigh (2002). Highly Recommended. This is the August discussion selection for my work book club. The story revolves around an Irish Catholic Chicago family in the 1950s. Live, love, and learn with Daniel, a seven-year-old who goes to live with his grandparents and bachelor uncles after his parents die in a car crash. I laughed out loud more than once, and I hope that's true for the other book club members.
Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins (2013). Recommended. Sara's working on getting her high school diploma at a second-chance school when she meets Dale, a younger twin for the rock star she adores to the point of obsession. Rollins deals with some serious issues while creating a sweet romantic relationship for her characters. I enjoyed the setting of the late 1980s, too--nostalgia!
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (2013). Recommended. Thought-provoking portrait of Jesus in the context of the period in which he lived, plus a portrait of the earliest Christians and Paul's influence on Christianity.
What are you reading?