21. The Strain, by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan - This was a vampire book. It started out really interesting and scientific-y, describing the CDC figuring out a mysterious virus. Then it turned into plain old horror, with doctors wielding silver swords, and I lost interest. There are 2 other books, and M has read them all. I had him briefly summarize the other two books so I wouldn't have to read them.
20. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett - I saw the movie for this a couple of years ago, but never read it. It's the story of African American maids in Southern America 1969's. Finally corrected that, and I'm glad I did. This was a very good book. Recommended.