Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness -- that is a marvelous fact -- but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Another one of my favorite books. Murakami's books are like your dreams, while you're in them they totally make sense, but if you try to explain them to someone else they just look at you confused.