I've read a bunch of amazing books as of late and I'm excited to share.
Tim O'Brien's THE THINGS THEY CARRY is a classic, about war and memory and the act of writing. It's a must-read for anyone, but especially for writers. I can't believe it took me this long to read it. It's just so good.
Dara Horn's THE WORLD TO COME is a wonderful novel that hinges on the theft of a Chagall painting but delves into history and mysticism and was both emotionally and intellectually powerful. If you liked Nicole Krauss's THE HISTORY OF LOVE, this is a book for you.
In the YA world, in case you haven't heard me raving about E. Lockhart's WE WERE LIARS, I loved this book for so many reasons that I can't tell you about.