I read Wave months ago, in an afternoon and as preparation for a sales conference. It's a short book and I was reading about twenty books in the span of about two weeks. Nonetheless, this little book knocked me on my ass. It's incredibly powerful and offers room for some interesting conversations. Would you choose to continue living when your loved ones died? How would you cope with the survivor guilt? How do you sleep at night when another freak incident can knock you down again, at any moment? Right now the news is splattered with the man lost in the sinkhole in Florida. Imagine the devastation of a tragedy 250,000 times greater. I can't get this story out of my head. Sonali Deraniyagala's story is arguably the most incredible you will read this year.