Interesting thread, I'll have to go back and read the whole thing...
I just finished State of Fear
by Crichton. I thought it was great.
Now I'm reading the latest Janet Evanovich book, can't remember the name. It's a series about this bounty hunter chick. They're pretty funny books, but nothing mind blowing. I've read the first 11 and 12 just came out, so I'm on that now. Quick reads, and good for a few laughs.
After that I'll be reading Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand. I've heard good things so I picked up a copy a week or so ago. I'm pumped.