Anything from Anne Rice is good, if you're into vampire/witch tales. If you're more into classical literature, then something from Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Gaston Leroux, D.H. Lawrence (classical eroticism) or Robert Louis Stevenson. And Nick Hornby's books are fun and very good, but always very 'English' =)
Michael J Fox
Bob Geldof (if you can still get it)
OR a couple of music classics
Hammer Of The Gods
Diary Of A Rock n Roll Star
Good Omens - very funny.
Strange: did you know that at college Robert Rankin accidentally spilled hot coffee on Freddie Mercury's lap? And that they're both fans of the painting "The Fairytellers Masterstroke"?
Great Expectations, wonderful book :)
These are a few of my faves:
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
anything by Hermann Hesse
or if these are a bit too heavy...:
Blast from the Past - Ben Elton (very funny)
The Lifes and Loves of a She-devil - Fay Weldon (or other titles but this is my fave written by her)
The Hobbit - Tolkien
The Discovery of Heaven - Harry Mulisch.
I'm reading a great sort-of childrens' book it's really funny! It's THE SWORD IN THE STONE by T. H. White I'm not positive on the initials of the author but it is great it actually makes me think of Harry Potter just a little bit obviously it's about boy King Arthur.