I always like Stephen King's recommended reading list. His most recent, published on EW looks like a lot of fun. Check out the link below, King includes a short explanation of each book he recommends.
Kings list in EW includes:
1. The MILLENNIUM TRILOGY, by Stieg Larsson
2. THE PASSAGE, by Justin Cronin (no surprise there, right!)
3. THE UNNAMED, by Joshua Ferris
4. STRIP, by Thomas Perry
5. STORM PREY, by John Sandford
6. ORDINARY THUNDERSTORMS, by William Boyd