by Stephen Hawking Year Published: 1988, revised in 2005 NonfictionRead this book if you have any interest in the universe or time or space or have ever asked the question, "Why?" It may not answer everything, but it'll set you up with a good idea and that's all we need to start. by Christopher McDougall Year Published: 2009 NonfictionEven if you're a non-runner, this book has some kind of power to it; it MAKES you want to be awesome. And, according to the major theory in the book, you were born to be awesome. by David Mitchell Year Published: 2004 Fiction
Six stories of individual lives weave in and out of each other throughout human history as characters face issues with themselves and those around them. The novel begs us to question our own individuality or place in the grand scheme of things.
by Marcus Luttrell Year Published: 2007 NonfictionIn Afghanistan, a team of four Navy SEALs are trapped way behind enemy lines after they have to make a moral decision. A riveting read, get it done before the movie comes out around Christmas.