Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld - Kate & Violet are identical twins who were born with paranormal abilities. For Violet, the gift has become her job; for wife and mother Kate, this talent is a matter of deep secrecy. Her attempts to hide her special sight begin to unravel after both sisters return to their hometown of St. Louis. Violet senses that a major earthquake will soon hit, but Kate not only believes that her sibling is right; she intuits that she herself knows the exact date.
Churchill by Paul Johnson -- I'd never read a book about Churchill before, so I learned a few things about him that I didn't already know. This book cost me $1 at a dollar store, it costs $18.65 at Barnes & Nobles, so I think I got a great deal on it.
Catcher in the Rye - I started to read it once, but I was too young to understand it then. When I was in junior high and high school, none of my Language Arts teachers chose it as part of their required reading curriculum, so I just never got around to it. (There have been too many other books in my way since then. lol)
Lord of the flies, by Wm Golding...when I read this in high school as a kid, what struck me was Id, the evil that lurks in all of us, that can make us...animals, uncontrolled, unrestrained...sorta ...Shakesepearean to my young mind...