Children of the Street by Kwei Quartey
Set in the slums of Accra, Ghana's capitol, this is the second book featuring Inspector Darko Dawson. THis gritty, suspenseful novel goes beyond anything that the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency would tackle.
Amy Knapp's Family Organizing Handbook by Amy Knapp
This book had great tips and helped figure out the logistics of a busy family, like ours. I highly recommend this book if you are aiming for a smoothly running day-to-day.
In the Basement of the Ivory Tower by Professor X
Funny, insightful look at higher education the the U.S. (a kind of misanthropic view, however).
When Skateboards Will Be Free by Said Sayrafiezadeh
A hilarious observation of the childhood of a left wing family in the U.S. in the 70's.