Lots of kids' books for one thing. I was particularly interested in Ivy Takes Care, a young middle-grade novel by Rosemary Wells, mostly because it felt really old-fashioned. It's a book I would have loved when I was eight or nine. It will be interesting to see how kids like it, but it was heartening to see a novel like this published--realistic historical fiction about a girl who loves animals. It probably helps that it was written by Rosemary Wells, but whatever.
The other book I've been reading is A Gathering of Witches by Deborah Harkness, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit even though it violates a bunch of my personal rules such as avoiding
books wherein a vampire is the love interest. Vampires. Ugh. But . . . it creates a world I feel like visiting right now, and who can resist that?
Oh. And I also read The Star. Because it's important to know why Hollywood has turned against Gwynneth Paltrow.