Maynard, Joyce. Labor Day. New York: William Morrow, 2009. Print.
A young teenage boy and his eccentric mother take in a stranger who turns out to be an escaped convict. I read it in one sitting.
Berg, Elizabeth. Once Upon a Time, There Was You: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2011. Print.
A beautiful teenage girl gets into a car with a stranger who then kidnaps her and locks her up in a shed. Oddly, the book focuses on her mother's dating woes and relationship with her ex-husband.
Lancaster, Jen. My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Find Out If Not Being a Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or a Culture-Up Manifesto. New York: New American Library, 2010. Print.
I was expecting something more along the lines of Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto. On the bright side, this middle-aged chick lit memoir made me laugh.