The lives of others by Neel Mukherjee. Chronicles the vicissitudes of the extended Ghosh family as internal rivalries accompany the implosion of the family business and external social unrest. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
'Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures, Book by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ---- Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town.
North and South (Penguin Classics) - Elizabeth Gaskell was a contemporary of Dickens (and some believe he thought her the better writer). This novel is wonderful for any lover of Victorian literature. And the BBC adaption of the same is fantastic as well.
Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1783 - 1787 (Poldark B. Ross Poldark is the first novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner.