I need some books, please. So please offer your best suggestions. Oh, fiction. My brain is all soft and weak and needs love/conditioning.
I'm not sure if this helps but I'm presently reading Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man (finding it rather depressing - social commentary...yada..), Irène Némirovsky's David Golder (also a bit depressing but for different reasons), and have the Hitch Hiker's Guide as a drop off to sleep standby.
I'm also looking forward to rereading, as an adult, Z for Zachariah (Robert C. O'Brien) which I last read when I filched it from my oh-so-grown-up sister's bedroom. It was one of her set readings at school. I think I must have still been in primary school when I read it and, given my nuclear holocaust fear (I must tell the story of this STUPID fear one day. It's all my mother's fault. Really.), it scared the piss out of me. I am hoping to lay that one to rest though.
The only plans I have for the moment are reading Poppy Z. Brite's new(er) stuff (I am addicted to her blog and, well, it would be nice to read some of her proper stuff.) and trialling Jasper Fforde. I'm at a loose end after that.
So, come on, suggestions.