The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini The best books not only maintain the reader’s interest, but impart fresh knowledge or perspective. The Kite Runner is one of those rare and exciting “finds.” At a time when Afghanistan is a household word, Khaled Hosseini brings us a historical view of his native land, which he has blended exquisitely into the fabric of his narrative about fathers and sons, friendship and betrayal, and above all, redemption. If you’re a fan of mysteries, love stories, coming-of-age stories, or historical fiction.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain Cain zeroes in on the specific strengths of introverts and how they make a difference. In a world that often sends the message that you should be an extrovert or at least act like one it’s good to be reminded of what introverts can do that extroverts can’t. Focus, patience, sensitivity, the ability to take strong positions without being antagonistic.
Face the Music: A life Exposed by Paul Stanley The co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and ’60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity. Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: music.