1. Eat, Pray, Love
By Gilbert, Elizabeth
The author's yearlong search for spiritual meaning.
2. Three Cups of Tea
By Mortenson, Greg/ Relin, David Oliver
An American's effort to open 50 schools across rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. A Book Sense Notable title.
3. The Omnivore's Dilemma
By Pollan, Michael
A hard-boiled look at the food chain.
4. Into the Wild
By Krakauer, Jon
This heartbreaking story of the demise of a "lost" young man is now a movie.
5. The Audacity of Hope
By Obama, Barack
Hope as a precursor to presidential ambitions. Now available in paperback in time for a surge in the polls.