I've finished book number 8 of the 50 the I need to read for this list. The 8th selection was "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortinson and David Oliver Relin. It's a true story about a man who is building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The schools are especially built in very poor areas of the country and with the goal in mind that girls should be educated. It's a great story and an even better cause.
Books #9 and #10 (currently being read): "Eat, Pray, Love" (341 pages) and "Cane River" (500+ pages).
I may need to switch to some Dr. Seuss books for their brevity!