Between writing, teaching, gardening and other stuff, I'm not getting as much reading done just now. But new books keep coming out and they're piling up. So I may not actually get to read these books any time soon, but I at least want to mention books by friends.
One that I recently acquired is Secret Son by Laila Lalami. Like everyone else, I loved Laila's first book, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, and since I was fortunate enough to read Secret Son in an early draft I'm confident that I'll like it as well.