After reading Thrive I developed a healthy "attitude" and vibrant outlook on my life. I remind myself to appreciate all that is God given and be thankful for all my blessings. It has deepened my faith and instilled how important it is to always be kind and humble.
2009 Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton It's Splat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends
The book won me over from the first chapter and I was lost in Martel's imagination in a way I rarely am. I found it just as enjoyable on the re-read; not a perfect book, but one whose popularity, both critical and sales-wise, I perfectly understand.
Lidia Yuknavitch's The Chronology of Water is the kind of book that people don't just read, but become converted to.
What book is on your night stand now? Right now I'm looking right at Mary Gaitskill's "Bad Behavior"; the new Diane Keaton
I asked some of the independent booksellers that I work with to choose a book that, for whatever reason, is overshadowed but still awesome.