Well, I really should be organizing my filing cabinets during my down time, and I also need to work on converting old videos to DVD. . . . but haven't gotten too much done in those areas.
A good book which I just finished is Halfway to Heaven by Mark Obmascik. It is a good light read, which can be picked up and read in bits-and-pieces. No big climax to the book - just a steady narrative of well-written tales of climbing (which I personally do not partake in beyond simple hiking, but I do enjoy the outdoors). Not inspirational in any "recovery from injury" theme but perhaps so in a "recovery from middle-age crisis" theme, but still a good book which I would recommend. He has only written one other book which I just purchased because I enjoy his style of writing (The Big Year, which was made into a not-award-winning movie - about birding, which is an activity which I also enjoy on a low-level scale, mostly from my living room window). I haven't started it yet as I just finished his other book two nights ago.
I do have in front of me a book which was given to me by a relative, by Laurence Gonzales, titled Deep Survival (Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why). I have had it awhile and haven't finished it, so I'm not sure what that says about it. Perhaps it is too deep for me! It is a series of stories of survival situations, interlaced with theory about the brain, emotion, and other factors which can affect survival. If you have a lot of down time, you could try it. Good luck!