I really enjoyed Joseph Boyden's "Three Day Road", http://www.amazon.ca/Three-Day-Road-Joseph-Boyden/dp/0143017861
. It was a really WW1 novel about an aboriginal soldier returning from the war with an addiction and a whole bunch of demons to deal with. Very good book. Also really liked the "The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time" by Mark Haddon http://www.amazon.ca/Curious-Incident-Dog-Night-Time/dp/0385659806
Problem is, I don't have much time to read but I listen to a lot of audiobooks when I'm driving or flying. Mostly classics though. On my iPod right now are:
Heart of Darkness
Green Hills of Africa
Several Bill Bryson books (great travel writer - very funny) including "A short history of nearly everything" that I can probably recite from memory.
and Adam Carolla's "In 50 years, we'll all be chicks" which isn't teaching me anything but I agree with most of what he has to say.