I typically read fiction. Lots of it.
The book ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AN ORDINARY LIFE (Crown Publishing , c2005, ISBN 1-4000-8046-0) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is probably my favorite read this year. (The year is not over yet but up next is some medical thriller that I don't think will be as profound or enlightening.)
And it's not fiction.
It's one woman telling the story of her life through encyclopedia entries and it is wonderful.
I liked the format, the content and the style in which she writes. So many entries resonated loudly within me and my assistant and I chuckled heartily over one part in particular.
The first sentence from the forward:
I was not abused, abandoned, or locked up as a child.