Okay, I feel better. Thanks for waiting for me! I still don't feel great, but if I wait until I feel great, it could be a while. So here goes...
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Yes, it's as good as everyone says it is. Get yourself on the reserves list at the library and read it. You'll like it.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - Wow, I've had a copy of this on my shelf forever, but every time I read the cover, I thought, "Time travel? That's going to be confusing. I can't cope with that right now." I finally decided to just dive in. While I enjoyed it, I can't say I really followed all its intricacies. Check out the eerie drawings by Niffenegger at her website. Spoooooky.
Evan's Gate by Rhys Bowen - I went back to basics after all that confusing time travel stuff.
Miss Buncle's Book by D. E. Stevenson - I thought this story was friggin' adorable. Miss Buncle writes a book (anonymously) about all the people in her village. A very honest book. I loved it. Unfortunately, I didn't have this vintage edition, nor did I have one of those beautiful Persephone Books editions. No, mine was goofy-looking, large-print edition from the 1980s. I felt a little strange carrying it around, but it was worth it.
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life by Jenna Woginrich - I thought this was going to be more artsy craftsy, but instead it was about beekeeping, chickens, etc. I liked how she encourages people to take even small steps towards self-sufficiency.
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen - Okay, I found a Bowen series I don't like. At all. Boo!
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey - I've had good luck with the Persephone Classics so far, but I'm afraid this one went over my head. I'm sure if I knew more about the time period it would be wonderfully wry, but, well, I don't.
Mrs. Tim Gets a Job by D. E. Stevenson - Not as good as Miss Buncle. I want to read more about Miss Buncle. Mrs. Tim, I'm not so sure.
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella - Not bad. A notch above your average chick lit. Reminded me of a Cecelia Ahern book.