For irreverent humor, anything by Laurie Notaro - The Idiot Girl's Action Club and I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies).

I'll cop to the Twilight Speed Reading as well.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd was pretty good.

I also really like Ann Rivers Siddons - although her plot lines tend to resemble one another after you have read enough of them.

Going back to read through this thread - I need something new to read these days!
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