Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Lou Clark is a prime example of how much life can change in a matter of weeks - she had a job she liked and a boyfriend she tolerated, but the recession hits and she loses her job, with a lack of qualifications narrowing her future options. Then she lands a job as a carer for a man who was left disabled in a motorbike accident and before you know it, their lives are changing in dramatic ways.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Oskar Schell isn't your average nine-year-old, he's a writer, a pacifist, a historian, an inventor and most importantly, an explorer. When his father dies in the September 11 attacks, he sets out on a mission to solve the mystery behind a key found in his closet. His search leads him across New York to encounter the most unexpected places and people.