I've been in a reading slump and therefore haven't been updating this like I said I would. Emotional turmoil and professional stress being my main excuses, but it's probably just laziness.
I've also been busy reading my mother's book-- Finding Baby Ruth by the wonderful, talented, and loving Sara Hoffman. It's not yet published, so I can't list it on this site. It was amazing though, and I connected with the protagonist (my biological great-grandmother) in ways I don't think my mother even intended.
There was also On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this book. I imagine that if I ever do finish it I'll probably like it a lot. It's just not meant to be, I suppose, and it will be a long time before I know what exactly happened to the love-struck dystopian protagonists.
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares was my attempt to get out of the reading slump. Usually diving into something quick (aka meant for teens) is my quickest way back on the reading track. It was a fine book that did just that.