I'm not sure how, but I've managed to finish two more books. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney was a great mild thriller with a very interesting premise - smallpox! Very clean, but with teen appeal, and addresses current fears of bioterrorism.
I just finished (like three minutes ago, as this is my lunch hour) Mr. Chickee's Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis. Curtis' The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963 is up there on my list of favorite children's books, so I knew I would enjoy this too. It had the same sly humor and thoughfulness of The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963, but the story is over-the-top contemporary silliness. Fun.