I'm a fan of Jodi Picoult books. While I read for TV in my head, Jodi Picoult creates more of a great dramatic movie. I also don't like her books. There is never enough closure for me. I love reading them, but when I get to the end there is almost always a sense of disappointment.
I just finished Keeping Faith. It is about a mother whose husband cheats on her and she catches him. When it happened the first time she tried to commit suicide and he had her institutionalized. Turns out she was pregnant when he institutionalized her. The book picks up where he has done it again, cheated, and follows how the mother copes. The little girl, Faith, starts talking to "God" and performing miracles, or does she? The cheater files for custody after remarrying and throngs of people start to visit the little girls home. It's pretty involved as any Jodi Picoult book is. I had a hard time putting it down at night and even had to start setting a time limit so I wouldn't stay up reading too late. It was very good
I've read most of her books. I really liked, yet didn't like, Nineteen Minutes, which talks about a school shooting and why it happens and such. I loved it, but I wanted the author to take a stand, she didn't. I'd recommend it as well, but don't expect closure.
Going to the library tomorrow and hope to find a good book. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them, although my local library is a little lame, not a lot of books. But I have gotten good about inter-library loan.
Oh, and people always ask me how I find the time to read. I read every night before bed, even if it's only for 5 minutes. I have since I was a little kid. I have a hard time "shutting it off" every night unless I do. I think about my family, my students, things I need to get done, everything, unless I read or am very tired. If I don't read I lay in bed for hours thinking.