I love reading books. Fiction is the best, when you get lost in the story and forget about all the other things you could (or should) be doing.
I read this the other day and LAUGHED. So funny - I'm guessing it was Suzanne (the grade 5 teacher) who recommended this one for book club, but it was a great summer read. Read the summary here on Lois Lowry's site.
The other read for the summer was Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I have read it before and wasn't sure I would again, since its spine is 1 3/4" thick. Seriously - I just measured and lost my bookmark doing it. But, I picked it up and read the first few pages and was hooked in. I'm now on page 644 of 804...
I wrote about the first book we read, A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Towes, but don't think I mentioned Freakonomics. I really enjoyed the mental ah-has from that one. I think that was all we covered since I joined - they had read Jane Eyre before, and I picked up that one and thoroughly enjoyed it, too. Great story and great storytelling.