For my master's exam, I had to pick one book from a list of philosophy books. After talking with my brother Tad, who is getting his Ph. D. in philosophy, I decided that Poetics would be the best one for me.
In a nutshell, the book is Aristotle's discussion of the elements of tragedy and how it compares to the epic. It wasn't a bad book; in fact, I understood most of it. However, I didn't feel like I was left with a greater sense of wisdom. Perhaps I should have tried something harder, or maybe I'll get a deeper sense of it after I read some articles.