I am an admitted nerd, ummmm...I mean bookworm. A lot of people ask me for recommendations. So here's the latest:
Dry by Augusten Burroughs (the author of Running With Scissors--which I haven't read yet.) It's a memoir and similar to A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (the liar), but wittier and WAY funnier. I laughed out loud a few times.
Also, Play Dead by Harlan Coben--he's my new favorite author. I just started reading him. This one is his very first novel, published in 1990 or so. He's written a bunch since. The only other one I've read of his so far is Tell No One, and that was great too. These books are very intriguing and murder/mystery-ish. I can't wait to read all of them!