I am a girl who reads. I'm currently reading The Truth About Marie, written by
Jean-Philippe Toussaint and translated by Matthew Smith. I haven't gotten far enough to review the book yet, but you can read a review by The Guardian here. Here's a different review posted at The Millions, one of my absolute favorite sources for all things art & lit.
The last book I finished was White Teeth, by Zadie Smith. Damn. This is one of those books that makes you wish you had written it youself. It makes you want to be a better writer. The dialogue is fantastic. It's sharp, witty, and funny. The really impressive thing is that this was Zadie's first novel, completed in 1997. I don't know how it took this long to end up on my reading list. I've read On Beauty, her latest novel, and I would recommend it also. Her middle novel, The Autograph Man, was greeted with less enthusiasm than the others, but is still well-regarded. I'm adding that to my reading list as well.