Three Weeks with My Brother - Nicholas Sparks & Micah Sparks. Man, this was a boot book. To learn bout the background behind Nickolas Sparks- a real eye opener. A trip I wouldn't mind taking myself one day.
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.