Here are my selections for the merry merry month of June: 1) RULE OF THE BONE by Russell Banks. When I taught English at a private school in NY that catered to kids with issues, one of those kids suggested this book to me, and after reading it I taught it for years. It's a bit of a 1990's take on CATCHER IN THE RYE to a point, but that's oversimplifying. They made a few movies of Bank's novels over the years, including THE SWEET HEREAFTER. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060927240/?tag=wackbagcom-20 2) LAMB: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BIFF, CHRISTS CHILDHOOD PAL by Christopher Moore. I love Moore. I've read everything he's written. This one is a stand alone-most of his novels intersect a bit but this one is a lot of fun. It's really funny. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0380813815/?tag=wackbagcom-20 3) In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin: by Erik Larson. He wrote the Chicago World's fair book we read a while back and I have had this on my desk for a year. I figured if we enjoyed the Fair one this one would be worth a look, and I thought it would be better to suggest a few non fiction books that I haven't read to keep it balanced. http://www.amazon.com/dp/030740885X/?tag=wackbagcom-20 4) Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook : by Anthony Bourdain. I just read his first book, Kitchen Confidential, and loved it. This is the follow-up, but it revisits the points he made in the first, so I think it's generally an ok starting point for him. I'm a fan and I'm going to read it anyway and thought it was a different sort of thing than has been an option to date, so there it is. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CC6DJW6/?tag=wackbagcom-20 So, whatcha think?