I've found that the world divides between those who love works of fiction and those who gravitate towards works of fact. I'm in the group that especially enjoys a good novel, either literary or mystery.
Currently, however, I don't have any work of fiction to read, though I have a pile of nonfiction. I've been drawn to contemporary fiction recently (anything written in the last 20-30 years) yet am surrounded by bookshelves filled with classics. I love those books: Portrait of Lady, Tom Jones, Middlemarch, etc., but I don't feel a desire to reread them right now.
I'm looking for suggestions. What works of contemporary fiction would you recommend?