White Teeth, Zadie Smith
We loved this hilarious look at two intertwined families living in London. Zadie Smith's 2000 novel delights in the bizarreness of daily life and the confounding choices we make in the name of family. Smith's characters are as jumbled and imperfect as the London neighborhoods through which they are just trying to make their way. You'll laugh, you'll roll your eyes and you'll definitely sigh in frustration as you delight in the mundane absurdity of life.
Recommended for: That person in your life who could stand to loosen up a bit.