I went through quite a few books last month:
Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies (J.B. West)
J.B. West was a former usher at the White House and worked there from the FDR administration to the beginning of the LBJ administration before he retired. It was interesting to read about all of the First Ladies, and some of the back-stories of the White House and First Families.
The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
Oh. My. What a tear-jerker. I haven't seen the movie yet; I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD so I can cry in the comfort of my own home. The book was so awesome that I'm almost afraid to watch the movie.
Dorothea Benton Frank Books:
Full of Grace
The Last Original Wife
The Land of Mango Sunsets
My favorite book from Dorothea Benton Frank was "The Land of Mango Sunsets". Honestly, I was starting to get tired of the predictable books that she wrote. This book was different than her other ones, and it was a welcome change! I was determined to read all of her books that I hadn't read...I have 2 more + her new one to go.
The Good Luck of Right Now (Matthew Quick)
I read "The Good Luck of Right Now" because that was the June book for the book club on "A Beautiful Mess". It was a lot different than the other books I read. It was actually kind of dark...think "Little Miss Sunshine" dark. The whole book is letters that the main character writes to Richard Gere...weird. The characters are a bit unbelievable, but I ended up really caring about them by the end. I don't know if I could recommend it, unless you're just looking for something different.
The Beach House (Georgia Bockoven)
This book was on the recommendation of Karen at Karen's Korner. She had written a review of "Return to the Beach House" and it sounded like something that I would enjoy reading. It didn't disappoint. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. It just didn't seem like it was an ending, and the sequel isn't a continuation.
October Baby (Eric Wilson)
This book was written on the basis of a movie instead of vice-versa. This is about a young lady who finds out that she is the result of a botched abortion. It was a really quick read because it was very good. I'd highly recommend this book.
A Deadly Business (Lis Wiehl)
I'd definitely recommend this book as well. You can read my review here.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?