As usual, skip it if you wanna.
1. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller - Memoir of growing up white in South Africa in the Seventies and Eighties. Very interesting; a personal account of life in turbulent times.
2. Its Head Came Off By Accident by Muffy Mead-Ferro - Memoir about growing up on a Wyoming cattle ranch. Good.
3. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. Ms. Lawson, aka The Bloggess, previously wrote Let's Pretend This Never Happened, a memoir, which I really enjoyed. Furiously Happy is more in the style of the writing of her blog - short, humorous essays.
4. The Sky Isn't Visible From Here by Felicia C. Sullivan - Account of how the child of a drug addict became a drug addict herself. A quick read, and interesting.
5. Live Through This by Debra Gwartney- This one was in the same area of the library stacks as #4. I first heard this woman's story on an episode of "This American Life" - It's about how two of her daughters ran away together as teenagers, and her struggle to get them off the streets.. Interesting.
6. One Man's Wilderness by Richard Proenneke (and Sam Keith) - Memoir from a man who went to Alaska in the sixties and homesteaded, alone, for many years. I'd seen his specials on PBS a million times, but I didn't realize until recently that there was also a book. Fascinating.
7. Riding the White Horse Home by Teresa Jordan - Memoir of growing up on a cattle ranch in Wyoming. Good.
8. Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow by Dr. Jan Pol - I love the tv show "The Incredible Dr. Pol", and I love books by veterinarians, so this book, a memoir by Dr. Pol, was a win-win. Good!
9. The Girl Who Slept with God by Val Brelinski - Novel about a girl coming of age in the seventies, who is sequestered with her older sister when the sister, a religious zealot, becomes pregnant. Poignant, funny, and captures the era well.
10. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I usually stay away from YA lit, just, well, because, but someone recommended this to me (one of you, maybe?) so I picked it up. It's a book about a teenager with an immune disorder who finds herself attracted to a neighbor. Interesting and fast-paced, but the plot twist toward the end is total bullsh*t (there, I said it), so I didn't enjoy it as much as I would have otherwise.
11. Dark Gods by T.E.D. Klein - Four horror short stories, all of which ended just as we were about to find out what the monster was. Meh.
So, that's what I've been reading lately. How about you?