Monique's recommended The Story of B got me thinking: what other recent books would I like to read? I don't usually buy hardcovers, but if I were to buy five, this would be the list:
1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safron Foer
2. Shalimar the Clown - Salman Rushdie
3. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
4. A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
5. Until I Find You - John Irving
Any other recommendations? I'm talking fiction, fun, and fancy-free. What books should I read?