The Book Thief - It is Nazi Germany. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment from Eckhart Tolle. A wonderful insight into mindfulness and its antithesis, self-delusion. This is a powerful book that could change the way you view the world.