Homilies for Weekdays, Year II by Don Talafous, O.S.B. (Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2005). This book is a series of short homilies for weekdays of Year II. It is a very helpful book with excellent reflections and homily starters.
Benedictus: Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI, ed. Peter John Cameron, O.P. (Yonkers, New York: Magnificat, 2006). This, of course, is a must have for every fan of the Holy Father.
The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, ed. Christopher Tolkien (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007). You simply cannot go wrong with Tolkien.
God and the World: Believeing and Living in Our Time: A Conversation with Peter Seewald by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (San Francisco, California: Ignatius Press, 2002). Again, a must have.
That's enough books to read at one time.