Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
"It's about love and politics — and the politics of love — with a generous dash of race smarts thrown in. So often, men view fiction about romantic love as silly or frivolous while fiction about politics as serious and worthy of consideration. But by combining the two, Adichie eviscerates that outdated notion completely and shows all of us just how compelling the politics of the personal can be."
-Suggested by Mira Jacob, the author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing (Random House, 2014).