Apparently I have been on a Jack London kick.
I have read South Sea Tales and White Fang in the past week.
I really enjoyed both, a lot, just classics.
South Sea Tales: Cri-za-zy. Life in the late 1800's-early 1900's in the South Pacific islands was...not as it is today. Cannibalism, hurricanes, ship wreaks, slavery, its all in this book. It's a compilation of many short stories that are all intense and leave you thinking all sorts of things: "it must really suck to be eaten by another human", "I want to be a on a beach","could I beat up a shark?", "I want to learn how to sail" for example. I like Jack London's style of writing, he doesn't get in the way of the stories, just tells it how it was.
White Fang: Loved it. Shows the transformation that can take place in even the most hardened souls when consistent love and patience is given. I was really touched by this story, I thought it was going to be a book where I could learn what the gold rush era was like in the Yukon, which was true, but really it gave me a better perspective on love. (And, I think if you are a dog lover, you would like this story even more.)
ps-if you have an iphone, you can get these for free on ibooks!