Thieflord by Cornelia Funke
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Good German by Joseph Kanon
Year at the Races by Jane Smiley (started Dec 2006)
Death and Judgement by Donna Leon
Twilight took less than two evening reads to get through, a fast paced book, while I end up falling asleep while reading the Good German (could have used a better editor in my view). I dip into Lighthouse on and off to allow her poetic prose to sink in better. Good thing VW writes thin books.
I enjoyed passages of Inheritance of Loss, not as weighty or emotionally draining as A Fine Balance or A Suitable Boy. Indian writers have the best of both worlds: their strong literary history, and the angst of their colonial past which still flavors their contemporary literature.