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Autumn reader

I’ve read some new books lately and added them to my Books Read in 2009 list bringing my total up to 36 so far for the year.  I read this batch in the mountains the last couple times we’ve been going up & I finished one just last night here at home.  For some reason when the leaves start to change I get back in the mood to read.  I’m just not a good Summer reader.  When it was time to go to the mountains the last time I panicked a little because I didn’t have a book to read and neither did CSP.  So I went to the library to pick some up.  I got there with 15 minutes before they closed & they started squawking on their intercom about them closing every 2 minutes while I was there.  So I had to do a mad dash around the library for reading material.  I went to new adult fiction & grabbed a couple then headed over to my favorite spot- Large Print Adult Fiction.  I can read for hours and hours and not hurt my eyes. CSP says I’m denying old people their reading pleasure, but hey, it’s first come first serve baby.  I’m not knocking grannies down or wrenching mystery novels out of shriveled little hands.
Lemme tell you about the latest reads.  First of all I had started reading Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner, who I love.  But the main character started talking about hiring a surrogate to have a child & I just couldn’t hang with that.
I did finish the following:
  1. Hide, Lisa Gardner hide — Fabulous!  Suspenseful.  Like watching a movie in my brain.
  2. Immoral, 9780312939724Brian Freeman — Also fabulous!  Reminded me a little of Jennifer’s Body without all the blood and gore & hipster speak.
  3. Salem Falls, n83036Jodi Piccoult —Loved this book right up until the last couple of chapters.  I lost sleep staying up to read this book, excited for the big trial at the end (not a spoiler, it tells you that on the flap).  It just seemed like the author got tired and wrapped it up quick as she could so she could take a nap.  Felt jilted.
  4. Naughty Neighbor, {AEE05013-6D50-4A52-BD64-12A76CBDE9F4}Img200Janet Evanovich —I’ve never read her until this book.  I picked it because it had a cute cover & synopsis on the back.  Fun book until just before the end and then I have to pronounce it the stupidest book I’ve ever read in my life.  EVER.

Hopefully my requested books will start coming in soon.  I was pleased with a couple of the happy accidents I stumbled upon in my streak through the library.

Any suggestions for me?  I was impressed with y’all’s suggestions before, and some of them are in my library queue right now.