I'm up to 11 books read this summer this far, just under 3000 pages. These two were short, easy ones.

The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. This was the story that became the Invasion of the Body Snatchers movie(s). It started in the 1950s-era sci-fi style, with A LOT of details and narration, but by the end, it quickly and concisely wrapped up the story. I read this as a sci-fi reading club recommendation; good societal warning tale.

The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho. I have always liked his books, and I found out this was the end of a "trilogy" of books, but I read the first a long time ago and had yet to get the second, so there's a quest for me to fulfill. The subtitle calls it "A Novel of Temptation," and that is certainly so. It's kind of like Twain's "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg" meets Jackson's "The Lottery." Not bad; another warning to the world.