If anyone wants easy, engaging reads that they CAN'T PUT DOWN I have a hearty recommendation here for:Ernest Cline - Ready Player One.
"It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them." - http://www.readyplayerone.com/synopsis
I've put half a dozen people onto this book and had rave replies from all. If you survived the eighties and are interested in tech and/or games you'll like it.
And Jim Butcher - The Dresden Files
Harry Dresden – Wizard
Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations.
Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or
" - The sign on Harry's office door
This series really grabs you. Harry Dresden's sense of humor and sarcastic wit as he thwarts the forces of evil have given me more than my fair share of chuckles. Highly recommended.