What We Read: An Editor's Memorable Selections

You are what you read. In that spirit, AOL Jobs will feature books recommended by our staff and contributors each day for the next week or so. As the year winds down, consider one of these reads to savor in your down time or give to a reader in your life.

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. As a child, I was a bookworm with a particular affinity for the Nancy Drew sleuth series and attribute my passion for travel and exploration to the worlds I was exposed to through books.

Three of my favorites: