Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (2016). Must-read autobiography for any fans of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Even with as personal as his songs have always seemed, Springsteen reveals even more of himself in the memoir he spent seven years writing. I wish my brother-in-law, arguably one of the biggest Springsteen fans ever, had lived long enough to read the book.
Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci (2016). Facing divorce, Avery decides to spend the summer in Italy with her best friend, Daisy. Imagine her surprise when she finds "the one who got away" at the party Daisy throws to welcome her. Is Avery's Roman summer a rebound of sorts, or is she starting on her new life?
Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends by Elie Wiesel (1985 reissue). As seen through the lens of the late Wiesel, the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses. The main chapters are based on lectures he gave at locations like the Sorbonne and Brandeis University. Just like everything else he wrote, this book makes for thought-provoking reading.