I lean toward non~fiction.
  1. Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
    The owner of Prune in NYC bares her soul in her autobiography.
  2. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
    The moment an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold and spreads, it's referred to a a tipping point. Fascinating.
  3. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
    Part travel, psychology and science but also funny. The author explores different countries to find what makes people happy.
  4. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
    His very funny collection about moving to Paris.
  5. Open by Andre Agassi
    A great memoir, especially if you grew up watching his tennis career.
  6. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
    A must~read for anyone who appreciates self help books. I keep it on the nightstand.
  7. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
    An entertaining read about hiking the Appalachian Trail.
  8. The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
    True story about two young boys who grew up in Baltimore within a year of each other and blocks apart, yet their lives took very different turns.
  9. A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
    A memoir of loss and love and food. Recipes included.
  10. Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
    Start here, but read all of her books.
  11. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
    Then read the follow up Furiously Happy. She battles mental illness and is bravely bringing it to everyone's attention but manages to make you laugh out loud anyway.
  12. Kitchen confidential by Anthony Bourdain
    His memoir of his time in a New York kitchen and what went on behind the scenes. If you are easily offended, do not read this!