I'm looking forward to having time to actually read on holiday soon! I don't fancy too much gore or too much twee romance. Classics or modern are good. My favourite to date is "I know this much is true" by Wally Lamb. I liked Atonement and I have 1984 next on my list (and the much trashier but lovely Jemima J by Jane Green). Wrong section for nonfiction but I like stuff like 127 hours and Touching the void too. Any ideas?
I loved Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson. It's rib burstingly funny.
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson is a cracking read, very creepy at times, but very interesting.
Fiction wise anything by Douglas Adams, especially Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency and Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul. Both utterly hilarious but with believable (ish) plots and oodles of WTF moments.
If you like crime mixed with the supernatural I recommend the Charlie Parker novels of John Connolly.