I had ten minutes to pull something off the shelves of the library to bring home. I ended up with four, one of which I've read before (and seriously don't care to ever lay eyes on again...more about that one later.) I really ran out of time to search and later to read, but I did finish Literacy and Longing in L.A. by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack.
What I like about the book is that the main character, Dora, grows. I mean her learning curve is steep, and she really comes out at the end a different person. I'm happy with the change. What I'm not sure about is her journey there. In a way, I just felt like I was ho humming along on her journey. There wasn't any particular part that held me in suspense or kept me on the edge of my seat. Maybe I shouldn't be looking for that in this kind of book, but even my fluff has me saying, "Oh my, what is she going to do now?" and I didn't have an inkling of that in this book.
The back of the book (an L.A. Times bestseller) says things like breezy, sexy, profound, sharp, poignant, seamless, witty, and funny. I think the best fit is poignant. I'm not a poignant kind of gal. Decent book, just not my cup of tea. I also have A Version of the Truth by the same authors that must be returned to the library in the next 4 days. Hmmmm...should I or shouldn't I? Better yet, do I have the time?