Ever have a book that you wish didn't end, because you love the characters so, so much? This is The Silver Linings Playbook for me.
Once again, I crawled out from whatever rock I must live under, because I didn't know about this book until I watched the Oscars and discovered that it was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. (True confessions, I don't read New York Times Book Review, and I'm thinkin' that I should.)
(Special note: you don't have to like football to love this book. Yes, there's a football helmet on the cover. Don't think it's "a sports book." It's not about athletes, but it IS about how people can connect with each other through a common interest, when they would never "connect" in any other way - from total strangers, to a father and a son.)