The Next Best Thing, by Jennifer Weiner
Twenty-three-year-old Ruth Saunders packs up and heads to Hollywood in hopes of becoming an A-list screenwriter. When her sitcom, The Next Best Thing, gets the green light, she’s ecstatic to join the L.A. showbiz scene. But things aren’t always easy when dealing with diva-like actors and a desirable boss who doesn’t reciprocate her feelings. Even in a land where dreams come true, the drama and demands make for one rocky roller coaster ride.
Olympig, by Victoria Jamieson (ages 5 and up)
A young porker named Boomer has been training to compete in the Animal Olympics. After losing his first race, he decides to move on gracefully with his eye still on the gold. But after losing subsequent races, he decides to call it quits—until his mom encourages him to be a good sport and continue in the game.