Stolen from Elliott, started and finished in Istanbul: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
A quick pop science read. Nothing groundbreaking. Although it's fun that Elliott knows some of the researchers mentioned in the book.
Started in Istanbul, finished in Istanbul: Queen of Babble, Size 12 Is Not Fat, Size 14 Is Not Fat Either, all by Meg Cabot
These were really fun, fast reads, and the last two books are actually about more than retail therapy and finding a boyfriend/husband.
Currently reading: A collection of short stories called Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, compiled by David Sedaris
The David Sedaris totally sold me on the book, and it's given me an opportunity to read some authors that I've been meaning to get around for a while, like Alice Munro and Joyce Carol Oates, a.k.a., depressing Canadians.
Completely abandoned and finally sold to a used bookstore in Berlin: Pamuk's The Black Book.