I highly recommend The Art of Racining in the Rain by Garth Stein. It's a dog's life story told from the dog's point of view. His master is a race car driver. Since my husband follows racing, I "got" a lot of the racing references--the names of the drivers, the tracks, the major races and their importance. Even if you don't like racing, the story is such a great one; it's the story of a family and the changes they go through.
Read it and let me know what you think. It is definitely on my books-to-read-more-than-once list.
Have a good weekend, everyone.