11. Brother's Keeper
Not so with Brother's Keeper.
If you're anything like me, it will capture you from the first minute.
It delves deeply into the criminal justice system as well, but the range of issues it uncovers is simply stunning.
It's particularly meaningful to me because it took place near where my parents live, and close to where I went to college, making the ultimate rallying of the town around Delbert Ward even more touching.