Wow, five fiction books this month. I remember a few years ago when I read hardly any fiction the entire year. I used to almost only read fiction. I'm more than halfway through two other books (a memoir, and a non-fiction), but I only list here books I finished within the month. Hard to believe that tomorrow is December 1.
The Passions of Chelsea Kane by Barbara Delinsky -- a book I found at a book exchange; a lady goes to a small New England town in search of the story around her adoption nearly four decades prior. Somewhat interesting story (I like the part about patriarchal small towns...just because I find small communities of interest), but I could have done without some of the details in other areas of this book.House Rules by Jodi Picoult -- I enjoyed this book about a teenager with Asperger's syndrome! I have a few friends with children on the spectrum so this was a really interesting read to me. As the book jacket states, this book "looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism affects a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain way - and fails those who don't."
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead -- earlier this year I got a small notebook which I've used for keeping up with books recommended by blogger friends. Crystal mentioned this particular one back in September, and I finally went by the library and got it. It was short enough to read in a couple of hours, and I enjoyed the break reading this YA book brought. Can't say I followed the time travel talk, but I liked other aspects of it.