Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
Fascinating book about deep sea wreck explorers, the dangers they face, and what happens when they find a submarine that no one can name or explain. Excellent writing.
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Sedaris is one of the funniest and quirkiest essayists around. "You can't kill the Rooster."
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
A classic of African American literature. Ellison's views on identity and individuality are empowering and profound. I wish he'd written more fiction in his life.