I just finished listening to a "book on tape" (aka my iPod). Kathryn Stockett's The Help is amazing.
Have any of you read it? The story takes place during the Civil Rights Movement in Jackson, Mississippi. The lives of two best friend black housekeepers and a hopeful white writer collide and we all learn a lot about life together. It's about race and equality, but mostly just about people and relationships. It's about food and friendship. It's funny and sad and real. It will open your eyes.
My next literature adventure will be reading the Anne of Green Gables books.
I'm embarrassed to admit I've never read the entire series. Especially since I can't even count the millions of times I've watched the movies. I told my cousin I have never read it and she was shocked. I promptly came home and read her reasons for reading about Anne. And she's right on all accounts. Anne is heroic, the author (Lucy Maud Montgomery) is most-definitly an artist and paints the most vivid people and places, there's an awesome love story, and it is simply inspirational. Oh boy! I'm off to read it!