The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. Bought it because the summary on the back made it sound like it was going to be this almost Jane Austen-esque tale set in the college years circa 1982. And the front quote had a Talking Heads lyric. And it was "buy one, get one half off" and I needed to read something.
About halfway in and I don't hate it, but I don't like how bogged down with the little details about the characters he seems to like to describe. Could be because religious studies isn't really my bag and it is for one of the character's. Ad nauseum. It seems to not be getting the greatest of reviews but I"ll finish it.
and then maybe I should write the damn book I thought I was going to be reading.