I just finished a great book and began scouring the house for another, or an idea for one. And then I thought, what about asking 10,000 skiers?
So, this thread is about good books. What ones have you read and recommend? Tell a bit about them. Major reviews are not necessary, but aren't prohibited either. Just let us all know what you have been reading that you have enjoyed. This isn't intended to be only about skiing books, but certainly can include them. This is for entertainment and edification.
Here is a short list of some of my recent reads to get us started:
"South of Broad" by Pat Conroy - a novel in the vein of Beach Music and the Prince of Tides, but maybe not quite as good from my viewpoint. I liked it a lot, though.
"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand - a biography of Louis Zamperini, Olympian, WWII bombardier, hero. He went down in the Pacific and lived for 47 days in a raft while drifting 2000 miles into the arms of the Japanese. I couldn't put it down.
"1491" Charles C. Mann - a book that explores what America was like before Columbus stumbled upon it. I found it very enlightening.
"Devil in the White City" Erik Larson - The people, process, and motivations for the Chicago World Fair of 1893 fused with a description of an historical serial killer operating in the same place and time. I must say that it read like two books in one, but they were both good.
OK, gives us some of yours!