Emma posted about Denton Little's Deathdate on A Beautiful Mess and she gives a short description of the book there. I thought it was really good, probably the best fiction book that I've read this year. It reminded me of an 80's movie like Better Off Dead or 16 Candles, one where the premise is kinda sad but the story is really funny.
Thad recommended What I Know For Sure to me. I think it says something when your husband recommends an Oprah book. :) It's good too, just in a very different way than Denton Little's Deathdate. She explains at the beginning that Gene Siskal asked her in an interview "what do you know for sure?" At the time she didn't have an answer. It later became her column in O magazine and the book is a compilation of those essays.
So 29 books down, 21 to go! I now have these beside my bed:
- The rise : creativity, the gift of failure, and the search for mastery by Sarah Lewis
- Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- In the unlikely event by Judy Blume
And I'm not sure which I'll read next. :)