I started with Pat Conroy's South of Broad. I love me some Pat Conroy. This one was very Conroy-esque with a lot of drama, family problems, and beautiful Charleston scenery. I actually thought it was typical of Conroy, with a new dramatic twist on every page. Very dramatic. I give it 3 out of 4 thumbs up.
Next, I read the latest John Irving book, Last Night in Twisted River. Johnny boy has been a favorite author of mine for a while (well except when i went to hear him speak he turned out to be a total asshat). This book was a good one, too. It started kind of slow for me, and there was a lot of technical jargon about log-rolling (whatever). There was also a random politcal rant towards the end that I agreed with 100% but found it odd that it was in there. Loved the storyline. Loved the characters. I give it 29 out of 30 cupcakes.
I just finished this next book by Wally Lamb. I loved his books I Know this Much is True, and She's Come Undone. This book, The Hour I First Believed, was great. It was about Columbine and how the tragedy affected the family of Mr. and Mrs. Quick. I really enjoyed this book. How it all tied together, the description of the Columbine disaster, and how people work through trauma were all elements I loved about it. I give it 7.9 out of 8.2 stars.
I am just starting this book by Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care. So far, it's good. It's about a family that has a daughter with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) which is a bone disease that causes a person's bones to be brittle and break easily. I will let you know what I think of it when I finish.
Anyone else read anything good lately?