I have what is known as book backup, because of yoga school, so I was excited/dismayed to see that many of my books at the library are ready. I am still plowing through the most recent book in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. If you haven't checked that out, you might want to. It seems to be one of the few series that everyone likes. For example:
all like it.
Harry Potter does not fare so well. Out of the above group:
my mother read one Harry Potter book, and didn't read any others
D has read them all
D's mother doesn't read them
I don't read them
Anyway, so the following books are ready for me at the library: The Au Pairs sequel by Melissa de la Cruz (this is a YA series about 3 au pairs in the Hamptons); Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire; Birds of America by Lorrie Moore; and Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner.
The word-of-mouth on Goodnight Nobody is all over the place. Lisa doesn't really care for it. I read the reviews at Amazon and they seemed to be evenly divided between:
This book is awesome! It is just as good as Jennifer Weiner's other 3 books. She is so funny, etc.
This book @%#&! Jennifer Weiner should not write mysteries. She should return to chick lit.
I guess it'll be interesting to see.