Just finished reading Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup. He's the author of Q&A, the book they turned into the film Slumdog Millionaire. Six Suspects was really good, highly entertaining and I thoroughly recommend it.
Other books I've read recently include Nick Hornby's new one, Juliet, Naked, which was pretty good. But don't read it if you're hungry for a thick steak of a book, it's more of a cheese omelette. And also very good was Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures.