I may talk about some of the others on another LaForce Likes but the one I am currently reading that I started on my work trip to Plano this past weekend is...
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The narrator is "death" and it is written during WWII in Nazi Germany. Death tells the story of a girl growing up with a foster family there and how she becomes a book thief and learns to read and write. It is very fascinating and I can't wait to get further. The Book Thief is written very different than other books by constantly speaking of colors to set the mood and painting vivid pictures. Of course my explanation is not doing it justice so go read it for yourself!
Don't worry mom, you'll get it when I'm done! It's so nice to swap books around with family and friends :)