The Book Thief, Markus Zusak: The book is narrated by death, so right away you know it’s going to make you think about the time we have on Earth. And as you’ll be reminded by reading this, time is precious. I've read this book it's great!
And you live your entire life cautiously so that you can try to avoid the horrible death. you are then 90 and lying on your death bed and realize that you did nothing worth remembering and that was the most horrific death of all.