How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
Major insider buzz: Miranda July, Margaret Atwood, and Sloane Crosley all champion Heti's latest book. Enough said. Plot notes: Heti fictionalizes a year in her life—incorporating real dialogue and scenarios—for an original look at everything from art to blow jobs to marriage. Part confessional, part play, part novel, and more—it's one wild ride. Sex-scene alert: The upfront and unabashed sex makes for a voyeuristic, sometimes hilarious, read. Think HBO's Girls in book form.