My favorite books are adventure stories, told well and with humor. Luis Alberto Urrea pretty much monopolizes that field at the moment. The first book he wrote that I read was The Hummingbird's Daughter. (Click images to see more about each book.)
Then I read By the Lake of Sleeping Children.
Then I read The Devil's Highway.
I just started Queen of America, a sequel to Hummingbird's Daughter.
Today, I ordered three more Urrea books. Fiction or non-fiction, he makes life the adventure story it is. Of course, most of his work entails documentation of lives more "interesting" than ours. If you like to read, I don't see how you can't like Urrea.