I love Ken Follett books. "Fall of Giants" is the first book of a century trilogy by Ken Follet. A large book but easy to read and very entertaining. The first book covers WW I. Ken Follet is an expert at making history interesting!
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. A riveting family saga, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle explores the deep and ancient alliance between humans and dogs, and the power of fate through one boy’s epic journey into the wild.