Here's some recent reads...
We really enjoyed this book. The humor, insight and outsider point-of-view were very interesting and thought provoking. We spent a good deal of time reading this out loud during car trips and definitely included some out loud laughing.
(Thank you Burge's for the recommendation... and the book!)
Hunger Games Trilogy
So far, this was just read by me. It's in Dan's queue. This was recommended by the Annamae Giles - who's opinion I trust completely in all things Reading Related. It was hard to put down. I read all 3 books in about 1 week. Addictive and fun. Light-weight read. Found myself continually saying "Just one more chapter..."
Orson Scott Card
Loving it. Read the Parallel Book first: Ender's Game. Love this story.