I must update this before I forget what books I've been reading!
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Wonderful books. Absolutely riveting. Early on someone said that there were parallels between Panem and America. And I have to admit, shamefully, that I see it. I even saw myself in the Capitol. As horrible as the storyline was, it really made me think about our world today and its excesses, while so many in the world struggle. Facinating stuff.
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
As I've said before I really love historical fiction, particularly from this time period. But neither the White Queen nor this one captivated me like I would have liked. I think its because I don't hear the old English dialect in her writing. When I read Alison Weir, for example, I find myself talking and thinking in that dialect...it's so catchy and wonderful. A good read, but not great.
The Forgotten Garden and The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
The House at Riverton was good but The Forgotten Garden was magical. I absolutely loved this book. I love a book that I can't wait to lie down at night to dig into. This was one of those!
As always, looking for more recommendations!