In my book reading "career," it seems that I have been rather lucky with jumping from one great read to the next. I get a lot of great suggestions from friends, and/or just simply stick to an author I really like. When a friend of mine tipped me off to a book called Lamb -- by Christopher Moore -- I knew by the fourth sentence in that Moore would now be one of those "authors that I really like." I went to a Jesuit university when I was in my 30s, and had the chance to study the Gospels (I am not what one would call a religious person...at all). Moore's study and mastery in Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Kung Fu, and most of all...HUMOR, make this adventure story of Jesus and his boyhood friend Biff fascinating and downright jaw-dropping. Moore is smart. Moore is funny. Lamb is my favorite read of the year. Hands down. From Priest to Rabbi to bankrobber to librarian...if you don't like this book, check yourself for a pulse. More from A Year in Reading 2011 Don't miss:A Year in Reading 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 The good stuff: The Millions' Notable articles The motherlode: The Millions' Books and Reviews Like what you see? Learn about 5 insanely easy ways to Support The Millions, The Millions on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr.