I've upped my previous book count to 57 with these recent reads.
1) Decent Exposure Phillipa Ashley
2) The File on H Ismail Kadare
3) High Fidelity Nick Hornby
4) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
5) The Outsider Albert Camus
Five books in half-a-month? Of course I cheated.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Outsider are very good books, both focusing on a strong alternative-personality character as the central story, and are both a very short 100-ish pages each only.
Decent Exposure is a Little Black Dress floozy read, and a very bad one too! Very roll-your-eyes lame. Don't waste your time reading this.
High Fidelity is a male version chic-lit (what do you call it? dick-lit?). It's a good fun laugh-out-loud read on the inner-monologue of a neurotic song-obsessed relationship-impaired guy. Was that sentence over analysing? The book is too. Highly recommended.
The File on H is a thoughful read. Read some excepts here and here.