currently reading kitchen confidential, anthony bourdain's memoir/restaurant expose... if he cooks as well as he writes, i want him to make me dinner. and lunch. it's clever, and very, um, informative about some of the more secret practices in the restaurant industry.
up next the (i've been told) behemoth task of atlas shrugged. never read it and mom's threatened to beat me with her copy if i don't.
Although I'm barely a hundred pages into it, Alex Ross' The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century is living up to its phenomenal reputation; he writes so well that I want to listen to all the music he discusses! (So many CDs, so little time...)
Not great literature by any shake, but loads of fun and so much dark humor. There were some really good concepts in the book that were part of an extremely darkened society, but the book was written so lightly that the reader forgets that it's a dystopia. It was humorous enough to make me laugh out loud while reading, and that's unusual. I loved Jennifer to pieces.
Recently finished 'Armageddon in Retrospect' by Vonnegut. Great read!
Also 'Smashed' by Koren Zailckas and 'Dry' by Augusten Burroughs, both about recovery.
Currently reading 'Breaking the Spell' by Dennett. May have to reread this one, I've been reading it during breaks at work and keep losing my grip on the material. It has some excellent insights on our capacity for believing in weird things.