I finished Osamu Tezuka's Buddha series and was very sorry to be done with it. The last volume, Jetavana, was especially poignant and wrapped up the entire story well. I was nearly moved to tears by the account of Buddha's death at the very end. I am really going to miss the series and may need to start it all over again in the near future!
I am also rereading The Five People You Meet in Heaven for the umpteenth time. Some people find this book cheesy while others finds it moving - I am in the latter group. Even the made-for-TV movie version gets me. I remember reading this novel for the first time when it was newly published and being amazed at Albom's talent and creativity. Since it is a short read, I reread it often.
Finally, I am loving Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. This book was recommended to me by a woman I sat next to when I saw Anne Lamott. She said it is great, especially if you think you might ever want to write. (I then informed her that I am a writer :)
The book is fabulous. It is teaching me so much about characters, plot development, setting, and even, as one chapter is titled, "shitty first drafts." I highly recommend it to writers.