I'd pick a book up, read the flap and first page, put it down. Up, read, down. Repeat. I finally settled on Olive Kitteridge, which, so far, I'm loving.
I think I must be getting old and grumpy, because I've recently had a spate of books I just didn't feel like finishing. And I hate that. It feels like a failure looking down at me from the shelf. You didn't have the patience to finish me. Maybe I got better. You'll never know. One in particular was a book *everyone* seems to love, and the author has a god-like status among writers.
So help me out. Recommend something. Please. I'll be finished with Olive within a week, and I need a next at bat. Recently I've enjoyed:
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (nice job, Cindy!)
The Inheritance of Loss bye Kiran Desai
The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
You guys are always good for a few suggestions. Thoughts? What have you enjoyed recently?