GOTTA WRITE FAST.
JPod by Douglas Coupland is fantastic. It might be a personal thing but I generally don't like Canadian writers so this was a nice change of pace.
Just over a year ago, my roommate recommended me the book House of Leaves. He told me to not scan the book at all, or flip through the pages, just start reading on page one. I won't go into spoiler territory here, but oh boy this book was the wildest fictional rides I have ever took on in my life. The subtle dread and despair on each page was captivating, and got me dreaming of the house on Ash Tree Lane. I felt like another character in the story by the end of the read, and have never gotten that feeling before. Years down the road, I'll still be talking to my friends about this lonely house in the southeastern Virginia countryside, waiting to be entered again.
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
by Haruki Murakami
The world that this author creates in this book is totally insane, but his writing completely sucks you in. I didn't want it to end.
Same thing here. I could maybe list my top 10 or 20 but it would be impossible to put them in any order or find a single favourite. Here are some examples anyway. You can see I like sci-fi.I have read hundreds of books. Try as I might, I cannot come up with a favorite book or even a favorite author. At this point in my life, I can't even narrow it down to a short list.