The book I read this week was Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. I found the book amazing. Even if you aren't the type of person who underlines quotes you like while reading a book, this book may change that (Check out this blogpost of great quotes from the book).
It's the story of a young boy trying to deal with his father's death in the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City. He finds a key hidden in his father's closet and is convinced that his father meant for him to find the lock the key fits and that this will provide him with answers to the tragedy. The author writes so well that I find myself wanting to read the book a second time already.