Remarkable Creatures Tracy Chevalier: Fossil hunting women, yes!

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home Rhoda Janzen: Janzen’s husband leaves her for a man on, so she returns to her Mennonite family to heal. Hilarious. Really, I laughed out loud.  

Eating Animals Jonathon Safran Foer: Although I haven’t been a vegetarian in 7 or 8 years, I’m drawn to books about factory farming, local cuisine, etc.(Think all things Michael Pollan – The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food and Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation)

Oh, and if you haven’t seen it, I would recommend the documentary Food, Inc. It’s very disturbing, but thoughtful. And we need to be more thoughtful about our food. Think Super Size Me. A friend recommended King Corn, so check it out too.