The School Run
3 years ago I would have walked past this book without a second glance. "What? A book about boring old people with children? Nah. Not for me." That was 3 years ago. This is my bit of shallow philosophy for the week.
Now, to the book itself. Even though my children are too small for school, I could really identify with the characters from Sophie King's The School Run. That's what I look for in a book first and foremost: characters. Hers are natural and believable. The book deals with life's complext problems (affairs, divorce, death) but the light style and perfect pace make it easier to swallow.