Kadir Nelson's We are the Ship was awesomeness incarnate. Even my husband, who's indifferent to baseball, liked it. Nelson's illustrations are so beautiful that I wanted to cry. It better win some major awards at ALA midwinter, or I'll just assume that Caldecott/Newberry/etc. have totally jumped the shark.
Now I'm reading Nation, by Terry Pratchett. It's not a discworld novel. It covers some of the same issues he's touched on in discworld, but it's more serious. It's clearly Pratchett, his descriptions are as spot-on as ever, but there aren't many laugh-out loud moments. Still, definitely worth the read.