THE IDIOT, by Elif Batuman: Because her extended metaphors tickle the best part of my brain.
THE WINDFALL, by Diksha Basu: Because the central character, a middle-aged, overnight, tech millionaire, IS India.
HOME FIRE, by Kamila Shamsie: Because it portrays contemporary immigrant culture across 3 countries but I read it in 2 breathless sittings (THIS! IS! DRAMA!!!)
MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz: Because I miss Agatha Christie, and England.
THEFT BY FINDING by David Sedaris: Because he has always noticed everything.