So, I know that I'm about 5 years too late in making this recommendation, but here it is anyway. I just finished an amazing book that many of you have probably already read. For those who haven't, take this recommendation and buy the book today. (You can even peel off the Oprah's book club sticker on the cover. I hate that thing.) Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides is one of those rare reads that captivates you from the first words to the last. It is a brilliantly executed blend of self discovery and 80 years of family narrative. Go get this book now.