1. The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A collection of tales of the supernatural. None of which feature Sherlock Holmes, but the two that I've read before are pretty kick-butt.
2. Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal
Explains the science behind why games are good for us--why they make us happier, more creative, more resilient, and better able to lead others in world-changing efforts. Wait, is this for real?
3. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
I sure get a bang out of Dickens' use of the English Language, but find most of his books way too long. This one looks more manageable.
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
I don't know anything about this, except it was Kara's favorite book for a long time.
5. Norwood by Charles Portis
This is the first book by the guy that wrote True Grit.