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.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is one of my all time favorite books. It is a character driven historical fiction, sci-fi, adventure, love story all rolled into one fabulous book. Get to chapter three and I promise you will not want to put it down.