I've read a few fantastic books recently. If anyone is looking for a good book to read, I highly recommend the following:
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.
Saturday by Ian McEwan. I just started this book, but it is already so good, so well written that I know I can recommend it.
Confession of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire. A very fun read (fictionalized account of where the fairy tale Cinderella may have come from).
The Other Boleyn Girl Philippa Gregory. Great historical fiction.