I couldn't put this book down. Jeannette Walls is an awesome writer and keeps you engrossed in this book! Her next book "Half Broke Horses" (which precedes this story) is also a great read. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant - I really didn't want to read this one as I'm not much on the biblical premise, but this book about ancient womanhood, focusing on the four wives of Jacob, and daughter Dinah, provides wonderful insight into early history.
(The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows) Great historical fiction about the island of Guernsey during WWII. Written completely in letters, which in this case, totally works.