The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster, 2013)
This is a hilarious novel which will cheer almost anyone up. It is particularly funny if you have any experience working in higher education or know scientists. While most of the book takes place in Australia, it doesn’t require any previous experience with Australian life to appreciate. It is easy to predict that the hyper-organized scientist who tries to find a wife using a questionnaire will end up with someone who meets very few of his stated criteria. What makes it funny is all the things that happen along the way.