World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
A collection of personal recollections of various survivors of the Zombie War. From accounts of Patient Zero in New Dachang, through the formulation of the Redeker Plan and beyond the turning of the tide in North America. Non-fiction
How about The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa? Synopsis - a love story unlike any you've read before. The plot is preposterous in the use of coincidence as a mechanism for driving the story, yet it is still an incredible story. Mario Varga Llosa is one of my favorite authors.
Story of special forces Marines during the invasion of Iraq. Really shows you how nasty war is. Not to mention how F'ed up the invasion, and stabilization/reconstruction was immediately after the invasion.
Great book, so good HBO made it into a mini series.
How about "Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia" by Jean Sasson. Its a true story about the life of a Saudi princess and the conflicts she face over the years .It gives a thrilling and realistic account of how women (even extremely rich and privileged) face in a male chauvinistic society like Saudi Arabia.If you like it ,there are two sequels as well.
i assume the story to be true ,since that's what it says on all reviews and summaries of the book.
Its a saga and non-fiction, and most Muslim women i know begin to question religion(Islam) after reading the book, however its definitely not an atheistic book,but paints religion and culture in gray shades.
Watchmen by alan moore - There is a movie coming out based on this comic series, but its in a rights battle currently. It basically deals with the moral dilemma's of dark knight, except 10X as much. Its intense.
Blindness by jose saramago- a book about if the world were to suddenly be infected with blindness. An interesting twist is that they go into detail about how its different than regular blindness. I found it to be a good book, because you are put into the eyes of these blind people, and also to see how it would make an impact on life as we know it.