Reading Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, which he picked up at Stacey's along with Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana.

His favorite book is The Windup Bird Chronicle, by Haurki Murakami. It has just the right mixture of whimsy and mystery. He also likes the female characters, which are written to be powerful and mysterious...this is also a pretty good description of Murakami's website: http://www.randomhouse.com/features/murakami/site.php?id=