Recently read books:

White Teeth by Zadie Smith
A great story about two families in London that took me about four months to get through.

Kitchen Confidential, Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
If you're interested in food and cooking and restaurants, this is a quick read.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
A fabulous collection of short stories that touched my heart and soul. Won the Pulitzer Prize.

The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
I started this book on a Saturday morning and didn't put it down until I finished it that night. This page-turner blends an historical storyline with a present-day storyline that has so many twists and turns, you'll be completely surprised by the end.

Waiting by Ha Jin
A classic bittersweet love story.

A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
This novel was written before The Hours (which I didn't like so much). I loved this story of three friends and their non-traditional family.