The Periodic Table by Primo Levi uses the elements to create structure of his life from a small Jewish settlement in Italy to Auschwiez - not my usual kind of book - so we'll see.
The second book I got is Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy. Those of you who've known me awhile, know I like Irish Lit. For whatever reason I've never read one of Binchy's book - and this was recommended by several people as a good one to start with.
Right now - I have caught up with my goal of reading 30 books this year. I was initially behind for the first 10 weeks. Right now I am at 6 books read - which is just short of target. I figure I need to read .58 books a week. So I should be at 6.9 - may need to look for books similar to Nora Roberts or Debbie Macomber that I can read in a day or two to catch up for real.