If you're looking for something you or the readers in your life will enjoy, but might not have heard of in the mainstream press, this is a good place to start.
Personally, I'm going to go take a look at Jennifer K. Chung's Terroryaki!, a recent winner of the 3-Day Novel book contest. While it's probably not as scary as the title promises, it sounds like a much needed bit of comedy in Asian American arts and letters. On another note, as we approach NaNoWriMo, the 3-Day novel challenge should demonstrate that if we wanted to we could put ourselves under much more pressure. So there!
Sue J. Kim also makes a good argument this month for looking again at Sujata Massey’s The Salaryman’s Wife (Harper 1997) and Zen Attitude (Harper 1998).the first two in Massey’s Rei Shimura detective series.