Reading City of Quartz, by Mike Davis. He just got it and was flipping through it to check it out.

His favorite book--Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon. What he likes about it is the complexity, which inspired his art--he illustrated it, page for page. Here's an interview about the project. It was displayed at the Whitney in 2004. You can get your own copy (of this 784 page paperback) on Amazon.

Her favorites--The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio and The Wall, a short story by Jean-Paul Sartre.