I have been terribly remiss in updating you on my reading lists, but honestly...very little has blown my literary socks off for this summer (trust me -- I'm more disappointed than you are). I commented on a couple, which you should run out and pick up or reserve at the library. The ones without comments, you can probably just breeze over.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Facinating. Absolutely brilliant. I had no idea anything like this situation existed. It will make you think!
Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
You know, my sister couldn't put this book down, but I quit 100 pages into it.
The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly
The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve
Dog On It, Spencer Quinn
Super fun. A man runs a detective agency and this book is written from his dog's perspective. Brilliant, and hilarious. A great summer read. (Way better than The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein).
Sister Mine, Tawni O'Dell
House Rules, Rachel Sontag
This was a good book. A little sad, but a good memoir.
Swallows of Kabul, Yasmina Khadra
Between Two Worlds, Zainab Salbi
You should read this book. The author is the daughter of Saddam Hussein's former pilot. The intimate social relationship with the dictator is facinating. Probably the best book I read this summer.
The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff
I'd recommend this book. It's hard to get into, but about 100 pages in, I was hooked. Another FLDS book...