Less by Andrew Sean Greer is a hoot of a book. It's hero, Arthur Less, is a second-rate novelist, who sets up the book tour of his life. With a Candide-like trust of the fates, Less navigates many potentially disastrous mishaps with hardly a scratch. I am stingy with laughter while reading, but with this one, I couldn't help myself. No wonder it won the Pulitzer. Recommended by Kelly Barth.