I love this thread. I needed some books, so I checked out this thread, copied some names down and left for the library. Turns out some of the books you mentionned were on my Indigo (Chapters) wishlist. I figured I'd get them faster and cheaper if I hit the library.
So I came out with: Water for Elephants, Until I find you and The Year of the Magical Thinking. I'll be reading them in that order.