I enjoy reading a lot, and every year, I like to reflect back on all I've read and choose my favourite. In 2007, it was Water for Elephants. For 2008, the book that wins hands down is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Don't let the whimsical title put you off. While it is a work of fiction, it feels very real. And I found myself deeply attached to the characters -- so much so that I felt like I'd lost some friends once I'd finished reading!