Here is Where: This is a great book for someone like me who likes "off-the-beaten" path stuff but I have recommended this to a friend who loves history and she liked it too. I think military buffs would enjoy because a lot of America's past deals with conflict of some sort. 4 stars (only because there were a few two many battle stories for my taste but otherwise really cool and I learned stuff)
Funny girl / Nick Hornby. Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters.
The Hormone Cure: Only for women. It makes you think about how food may affect us differently than to men. But is too preachy and long in some sections. I guess the author needed to fill those pages. Many times it feels just like that: a filling. However there are many good ideas. 3 stars
Enchanted August: I don't usually read chick lit but this is set on a Maine island so I couldn't resist. It was pretty silly and the characters were painted very broadly. There was some clever humor and it is definitely a quick read. Good beach book. 3 stars
Early warning by Jane Smiley. From the best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a riveting, emotionally engaging journey through mid-century America, as lived by a remarkable family with roots in the heartland of Iowa