I recently borrowed 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett from the library.
It is her first book and it sucks you right in. I am not very far but when I sit down with it, I can't stop myself from reading. It is the early 60's and is the story of 3 women and their life back then. Two of them are black maids and one is a white daughter of a cotton farmer.
If you are looking for a new book to read I highly recommend getting this one.