....you didn't like Lovely Bones?
I didn't buy it because of Oprah, but I loved it.
(loved it more than the movie, actually)
I liked Lucky too.
They were both very personal, and internal, flow of consciousness, moving more by feeling than by thinking. That always fascinates me, the logic is different from mine but I could still "hear" it and follow it.
But both, admittedly, are kind of grim.
Depending upon why you read, it might be too much.