Banana Yoshimoto Wants Books to Give Her Insomnia

From a New York Times By the Book column headlined “Banana Yoshimoto Wants Books to Give Her Insomnia”:

What books are on your night stand?

I read most of my books on the Kindle, but as far as paper books go, I have: “Elemental: Critical Essays,” by Keijiro Suga; Monkey, a literary journal edited by Motoyuki Shibata; and “Kuishinbo no Onayami Sodan” (“Dilemmas of a Glutton”), by Shunsuke Inada. They’re all very satisfying to read, and I’ve read each of them repeatedly.

What’s the last great book you read?