Her partner, who is sitting across the table from her, is going to read it after she finishes. They have so many books at home, they said, that they are thinking about stacking them up like a table (tables?) and putting a surface over it/them.
A good book she's read recently is 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. She said it was pretty phenomenal and that she thinks Murakami is one of the best contemporary authors.