Right now I am reading a fabulous book, Three Cups of Tea, which is about a mountaineer who ended up building schools in villages in remote areas of Pakistan.
While we are on books, I also just read Run by Ann Patchett. I really enjoyed this as well. I have to admit I am an Ann Patchett fan. Now that I think of it I also read another good book, Molokai, where we go with a seven year old to a leper colony in Hawaii in the late 1800's. How horrifying to accompany this child as she has to leave her family, but it is an uplifting book of hope plus you learn a bit of Hawaii history!