I'm reading Round House by Louise Erdrich. The main character is Joe. There's also
I'm also taking a YA materials class (I'm getting my MLIS) and reading a ton of YA books. So in the last 2 weeks I've read:
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block:
Secret Agent Lover Man
Uglies by Scott Westerfield.
I can only remember Tally, David, Peris and Shay.
The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa.
Ehwa is the main character.
Doing It by Melvin Burgess
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
I've only just started this one, but there's a Simon and a Clary in the first couple chapters.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray. (Which is a really great reinterpretation of Don Quixote)
and a band called Copenhagen Interpretation!
There are some interesting names and enticing books noted so far!
I've just started Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Very excited to have it finally - I was like number 200 on the list when I put it on hold at the library. So far, I've seen the names:
Males: Aadam (not a typo), Saleem, Tai, Nadir, Mian Abdullah, Daoud, Hanif, Mustapha, Rashid, Oskar
Females: Naseem, Padma, Ilse, Ingrid, Alia, Mumtaz, Emerald (a nickname, I think)
I like the names Aadam, Naseem, Alia, Padma, and Ilse the best so far.