Since I'm going to be talking about books and readers today, it's the perfect time to talk about what we're all reading. I'm reading two books. One is Luanne Rice's The Lemon Orchard. It's the story of a woman who lost her daughter in a car accident. When she goes to visit her aunt and uncle, she finds herself drawn to the man who maintains their orchard, a man whose daughter disappeared. I've also started Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost. It doesn't come out until September, but a co-worker recommended it, saying it was even better than Ford's Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I read books because I'm interested in the characters. If books don't have interesting characters, I have a hard time getting interested.
What are you reading right now, and why did you pick it up? I'd love to know!