I did order some "replacement" books from Amazon in case I decide not to finish the Percy Jackson series, and I'm excited about both of them. The first one, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, was recommended by Steven (who happens to work for the C.S. Lewis Foundation) in my Small Group. Here is a description of the book from the back cover:
"Screwtape is an experienced devil. His nephew Wormwood is at the
beginning of his demonic career and has been assigned to secure the damnation of a young man. Their hilarious correspondence is one of C.S. Lewis's most brilliant imaginative creations."
I had to copy that description because I think it just sounds so unique and appealing. I'm ready to read something not so mainstream. My second book, Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman, was recommended by Kristyn at her Turn of Page blog. Okay, that's not actually accurate. She ordered the book more or less by accident and wasn't 100% sure if she wanted to read it due to its religious overtones, so of course I decided "That sounds perfect for me!" Heehee. All of my books came in today, including Pride and Prejudice. P & P is the book I have been anticipating reading the most, but I've decided that I'm going to save it for summer break so I can really enjoy it.