Two more read, and these were weird ones.
A bio of the reclusive billionaire called The Passions of Howard Hughes by his former wife Terry Moore and another writer Jerry Rivers. Dude was a freak! I'd heard that the movie The Aviator was based on a book written, but when I read some reviews and the book jacket of that one, I thought it'd be too salacious (crumb?) and lewd. But this one wasn't too far off that. This was uncomfortable to read at times, as well as being simplistic and "movie like" for me.
Emile Zola's Therese Raquin. I only picked this because I haven't read many 'Z' authors, and it was a short book. It started out slow and dull, but then it got odd, bizarre, gross, and downright freaky sometimes. It was kind of like "The Telltale Heart" by Poe, in that characters express guilt at what they've done. Weird, but pretty good.
Might only have time for one or two books left for the summer.