Reading Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy. The Cyrillic script on the cover? --Her first language is Russian (though she's Armenian) and, though she does all of her other reading in English, if you're going to read Tolstoy, you should read it like he wrote it!

Before this she read Running with Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs, which she enjoyed, and The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Kidd, which she didn't like as much. What made Running with Scissors good was its bright, surreal characters who, though they are crazy, outlandish, nutty, are people you can relate to.

She also recently read the non-fiction, The Yellow Wind, by David Grossman, translated by Haim Watzman, which is about the Israel / Palestine conflict.

Her favorite book of all time is Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov--in, of course, the original Russian.