I read all kinds of books (one of my friends jokes that I will read anything that holds still long enough), but sci fi/fantasy is my favorite. I also love books on anthropology and archaeology and other sciences.
This was pretty good. It's amazing what lengths he went to to confirm everything his family had told him about his family. The book is beautifully written and is narrated in such a way that the reader feels not only like they know the characters but that we are in their place.