The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen: Readable, bust a glorified romance novel, really. You know...twins, one beautiful, one the ugly duckling, etc.
In a Gilded Cage and The Last Illusion by Rhys Bowen: Two more Molly Murphy mysteries--I'm all caught up now! The former was much better than the latter. Time to give Jacqueline Winspear a try now, I think!
A House in Fez: Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco by Suzanna Clarke: Really enjoyed this as a peek into life in Morocco. I am amazed by people who just decide to buy a house in a foreign country and can't even speak the language. Wish I were that brave! Check out the Riad Zany blog for more info, pictures, etc.
College Girl by Patricia Weitz: I could not understand the characters in this book. At. All. The kind of college girl I would have wanted to smack upside the head.
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen: Something about this book was off--the pacing? I found it slow and depressing. Not that Anna Quindlen cares what I think.
Alexandra, Gone by Anna McPartlin: Eh, I wish I liked it more. Just didn't find it believable. Even the Dublin setting couldn't save it.
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner: Total beach reading. Light and fluffy, a little crazy, but kind of fun. Hardcore JW fans lamented this as one of her weaker efforts, but I thought it was okay for chick lit.
Forgotten by Mariah Stewart: I had to get away from the chick lit genre for a bit, so I grabbed this from the bookshelf. I tend to like Stewart's suspense titles, though they are categorized as romantic suspense, which always makes me a little wary at first. The romance part isn't too overdone.
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin: This book did a very good job of portraying a quite creepy relationship between Alice Liddell (Alice in Wonderland) and family friend Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll).
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle: This book really resonated with me. I lived in Santa Barbara for two years, and was always uncomfortable with the split, and yet interdependence, between the haves and have nots. I'm not expressing myself well here, sorry!