Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is a hoot. Following a group of super rich Asian families through a summer centered on one of the most lavish weddings you can imagine, there are issues of family dynamic, marriage pressures, exorbitant wealth, and it's damn funny and quirky. I'm getting a distinctly Where'd You Go, Bernadette feel from this book, which I didn't expect. It's fun, but it's also smart and satirical.
I couldn't resist Maggie Nelson's much-written-about book, The Argonauts. I'm not far into it, so Goodreads' summary will probably do it more justice:
The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.I was reading this late last night/early this morning, and in the beginning there was a distinct sense of WTF? and "those words don't even go together." But with a little persistence past a particularly stream-of-consciousness section, I'm onboard for whatever Nelson has in store.