i finished "Middlesex" like 2 days ago, i have to say i was getting well into it by the end. a strange ending, only thing is its too long winded at the beginning.
since then ive read "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" which was actually quite a cool book, its set out in letter forms spanning a year i believe it was. starts with the death of his friend and him going to high school. basically just going through adolescence. but beautifully done, id recommend it if you're looking for a short book to read its only 256 pages long and i got through that in one night. so it depends how much you enjoy books i suppose.
im now reading my second Douglas Coupland novel "Hey Nostradamous!". i fell in love with Douglas' work after reading "Girlfriend In A Coma" (which is a terrific book, i really do recommend that). im about half way through it and although i can see similarities between the two books (intense media saturation, the difficultly of coming to terms with adulthood etc) its a great book. told from 4 perspectives (im on the second) it tells the story of a religious couple who get secretly married but before they tell anyone there is a highschool shooting and the girl dies. and how this death and shooting effects these 4 peoples lives.
next book for me will probably be Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis And Short Stories". ive read "The Trial" by him before and although i wouldnt say its in my top pieces of literature, it was an interesting read. so im intrigued to see what this will be like.