My mom is obsessed with books. She lives at the library and every time I see her she's got her nose in a book. We buy her books for Christmas. In fact, this Christmas the one I got her was the one she was currently reading from the library and I had no idea. meh. what are the odds? Mom reads mysteries, usually involving gruesome murders, detectives, and missing people, with fast moving plots. She and my dad love to watch 24 together as well. My dad reads a lot of books on filmmaking as he directs. He likes motivational books and books about business, and as for fiction he likes stories about the tropics. A decades long Jimmy Buffett fan (my brother and I knew the ENTIRE Songs You Know By Heart album by the time I was 7 and he was 5, no kidding) he loves Jimmy's books, particularly A Salty Piece Of Land. My brother.....hmm. He likes political commentary and sports fiction....I think.