Little Bee by Chris Cleave. I basically read it in one sitting.
Howards End by E.M. Forster
Bossypants by Tina Fey...short, messy, and impossibly funny.
I think Margo has it right. Dying to get my hands on a copy of Bossypants.
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels. It's so gorgeous! Or, the diaries of Sylvia Plath. Always inspiring.
Have you read LIT yet? It is amazing.
@ Margo: I'm half way through Bossy Pants and loving every minute. As the risk of sounding cliche, I can't put it down...@ Anne: LIT was actually my first Mary Karr book! Then I read Liars' Club, and now Cherry. It's all happeneing out of order...but it doesn't matter because I'm SO IN LOVE WITH Ms. Karr. xo