by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
A classic about a boy raising a fawn as a pet. Perhaps better known as "WHY WAS I GIVEN EMOTIONS OH MY POOR BEATING HEART ;A;" Tragic and emotional, but I loved it.The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
by Oliver Sacks
...which I'll admit I mostly picked up for the title
This is a book about random, rare, weird mental issues the author has seen in his patients. Fascinating stuff for a psychology nerd like me, and all written very sensitively and humanely.Dinner with a Perfect Stranger
by David Gregory
What would happen if you received an invitation to dinner with Jesus Christ? Basically a book of apologetics couched in the story of a normal businessman trying to decide if he can actually believe the man sitting across the table from him is the
Jesus of Nazareth. Very readable, a lot of spot-on observations.Number9dream
by David Mitchell
Weird, weird, weird. This is about a young Japanese man who goes to Tokyo in search of his father, whom he's never met. I enjoyed the odd experimentation Mitchell did with style, changing it up every chapter to keep you on your toes. But I didn't appreciate the amount of content, and I hated the abrupt, unsatisfying ending.
You should place trust in your friends. But you can't expect someone to protect you all the time.
- Auron, Final Fantasy X
"There's a difference between maliciously offending somebody - on purpose - and somebody being offended by...truth. If you're offended by the truth,
that's your problem. I have no obligation to not offend you if I'm speaking the truth. The truth is supposed
to offend you; that's how you know you don't got it."
- Brad Stine