Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of those sweeping, beautifully written books that just inspires you to sit down and write, whether you have something to write about or not, simply because you are overwhelmed by the beauty and you want to be part of it.
The novel is about so many things: love, race, immigration, writing, learning who you are, finding home. Despite what some may think, it's not really a love story. Sure, Ifemelu and Obinze's relationship and stories are intertwined, but it's really Ifemelu's story of finding herself and coming of age. She finds herself and her voice (literally, through her blogs). Obinze's story, while interesting, is secondary.
I would really love to follow Ifemelu's blogs. Her race blog, from the perspective of an African in America, seemed particularly interesting. I've found myself speculating on what she would say about recent racial events, especially the police shooting issues that have come to a head in the last year.