1. The Divorce Papers, by Susan Reiger -- the story of a New England society divorce, told through the increasingly popular letters, memos and transcripts format.
See Also: Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
2. The Cairo Affair, by Olen Steinhauer -- The murder of an American diplomat in Budapest sets off a chain reaction across three continents that can only be solved by facing some unpleasant truths about marriage, friendship and patriotism.
See Also: The Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer
3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain --A study in why people are introverted, how society is arranged around extroverts, and the benefits to be had by embracing those who are quieter and more withdrawn. As a noted introvert, I found this both interesting and --to borrow my brother-in-law's word-- validating.
See Also: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg.
4. The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton -- The original YA novel pits Greasers against Socs in a world where the toughest kid on the block is named Ponyboy. Stay gold, guys.
See Also: A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
5. Jurassic Park, by Michael Creighton -- You know the drill -- a theme park featuring live dinosaurs becomes a death trap when the animals break out of their cages.
See Also: Jaws, by Peter Benchley
6. The Edge of Nowhere, by Elizabeth George -- Becca has always heard whispers, but when the wrong whisper puts her in danger, she's forced into hiding on a remote Washington island. Shortly after her arrival, a terrible accident dregs up the islanders' long-standing secrets, and Becca must use the whispers to solve the crime.
See Also: The Cruelest Month, By Louise Penny
And this month's favorite...
7. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell -- Cather's whole world revolves around two things: her twin sister, and writing fan fiction for a thinly-veil Harry Potter-type series. When her freshman year of college starts at the same time that the series comes to an end, she must deal with losing both, and forging her own identity.
See Also: Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell