I read this book Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer somewhere at the beginning of this year and I found it simply delicious. It has everything a book should have : humour, adventures, suspense, love, friendship.
I enjoyed the subject (a young man from America goes to Ukraine in search of the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazi), but the most I enjoyed the way Foer wrote this book. He managed to build some very realistic characters, full of life and full of humor.
There’s also a very good movie based on this book, with Elijah Wood. The book is really worth reading, but the movies shouldn’t be missed either!