No comment on the British monarchy. Just a lot of light reading (mostly) this month. In the finished pile, almost all of which were off my bookshelf:
Miles From Nowhere, by Dayton Duncan
Highly, highly recommend. I had started this book a while ago, read most of it, then misplaced it in the tower of books formerly known as my nightstand. I was thrilled to rediscover it and finish it off. A fascinating look at counties in the continental US with fewer than 2 people per square mile. In addition to well-drawn portraits of the people who live in such places, Duncan also provides a lot of food for thought about what it means to live an existence with the "irreducible minimum." I was not surprised to learn that he was the writer and director of The National Parks; this book has that same thoughtful flavor.
Quilter's Apprentice, Round Robin & Cross-Country Quilters, by Jennifer Chiaverini
Recommend, especially if you like Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series. I have wanted to read this series for a while now, and came across a collection of the first three books at a booksale this spring. Perfect non-demanding but engaging reading for the hectic end-of-school transition time.
1225 Christmas Tree Lane, by Debbie Macomber
Recommend, plus I can finally cross this series off the list! This last one, while very thin, was much better than the previous two and wrapped many of the stories up quite nicely. Plus everyone gets a puppy.