The Kite Runner
I know this book has been around awhile, but I wanted to read it because everyone raves about. My 25 year-old-son said he was moved to tears by this powerful story of a boy growing up in Afghanistan and having to flee with his father to the U.S. when the Taliban take over. There are many intense layers to this novel which hold your interest and make it hard to put down. The historical aspect of this novel is very interesting as well.