My friends are always asking if I've liked anything I've read recently. I just finished Open City by Teju Cole. I had a hard time getting into it at first, but I'm very glad I stuck with it. The language was so beautiful, the observations clear and engaging. The book takes an interesting turn towards the end - I won't spoil it! - that makes you view the proceeding pages completely differently. I highly recommend. But only if you've already read A Visit from the Goon Squad, because that book was so wonderful it made me weep in public.