The last book I read was Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. I think I bought it on sale on Amazon so that I could get free shipping on my GRE Study Guide, but I am so glad I did.
I think I loved this book so much because of the way it wove a tale about the complicated relationships of sisters, of being the "perfect" older sister, of the struggles that younger sisters deal with, and how parents are so oblivious to how their involvement and encouragement can feel like too much. It may sound like I can relate to the story, and in a less serious way I can. More than anything I think I could have seen my life playing out similarly, although make no mistake about it, I'm not running away to the big city with a man any time soon. I think this book offered me perspective and understanding that I had been looking for. So, maybe it really was a great book, or maybe it was the book I needed at the time, but either way I truly loved this book and couldn't put it down!
So now I need to pick my next book. What are you reading?