Some books that I've recently paged through.
Detroit by LeDuff. Not since reading Unbroken have I been this blown away by things that actually happened and that the book I'm reading is not a work of fiction. In Detroit there is a fire station that uses a Rube Goldberg style contraption that connects an incoming fax with directions to a fire with a paperclip and wire circuit to make the station's alarm sound. The stories are unbelievable but that's what it's mostly been, a different version in each chapter of the same, sad story.
Fatherhood by Cosby. This book feels either especially dated - in style, not substance - but I enjoyed parts of it because I could visualize and hear Cosby's delivery. There were parts that I re-read with his cadence and tone in mind that were much funnier because of that.