A Gift of Wings. This book I love. I picked it up thinking it was a novel, but it turned out to be a short story collection, all of which are connected to flying. The author has ample experience, and reading these stories will tell anyone that he has what every writer needs the most - Passion. This man loves flying, and his stories are exactly to my taste, slow, elaborate pieces which deal with the wonder of everyday life, the everyday life of a pilot in this case.
Toll for the Brave is your average potboiler. Good to while away the time I had in between classes.