The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
First love with expiration date. Witty gallows humor. Charming devastation.
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness.
Too many characters! Entertaining Elizabethan-history lesson overpowers fantasy/romance plot.
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Vivid, unrelenting psychic pain and recovery brilliantly rendered. Gird loins.
The View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman
Lipman makes writing look easy. Tragedies become warm-hearted, drawing-room comedy.