18. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (BC*)
I finally finished this thing! And don't get me wrong, I really liked it -- it was just long. And I'm not sure I really understood it really well, so I'm looking forward to our book club discussion about it.
Now I've started The Mommy Myth, about "the new momism" that's supposed to make women feel like having children is the highest calling possible for them at the same time it sets standards for childrearing that no mother could possibly measure up to. Very interesting, but if it starts getting me too angry, I may have to set it aside for something lighter. I've got 6 or 8 books sitting on the shelf waiting to be read right now, so there's a lot to choose from :-)