I really liked A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. I was planning on reading the whole thing. But I only made it halfway though the nearly 1500 pages. There are just too many books I want to read to devote so much time to one novel. So I skimmed the rest to find out what happened to everyone and am moving on to other books.
The novel is set in India and is about the Mehra family and various other people and families they know. Lata is a likeable and believable heroine and it would be lovely someday to read the entire book. Maybe if I'm on bedrest again.