Tuesdays With Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson by Mitch Albom A true story of how Mitch Albom spent every Tuesday visiting with his mentor, when he was dying. Life lessons in a very inspirational book.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. A friendship between a wealthily boy and the son of his father's servant. Moving but would be even more difficult to read now than it was several years ago (when I read it), given that the book is set in Afganistan.