This thread is so fun!
I have taking a detour from Life of Pi and started reading "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" by Ayelet Waldham. The author has also written some "Mommy Track Mystery books" that I find hilarious. This book is a little more serious, but the author's wit and prose are fabulous. The main character had her baby die and is trying to piece together her life and slowly build a relationship with her 5 year-old stepson, Will. I started it 2 days ago, and I'm almost done! (Of course, my May Christmas cards aren't done!
I can't wait to try some of the books mentioned on this thread.