Looking for a few Good Books


So, I haven’t been reading much recently, owing to time constraints. Now that my kid is becoming more self-sufficient, I’m looking to find some new interesting books to read.

Amend that, lets just say that I’ve been reading very little in the sf/f genres in the last decade. I’m looking to educate myself as to what the genre looks like these days. I’m looking for good reads with interesting ideas, and I’m looking for good reads that are just plain fun (I write too much depressing stuff to spend all my time reading it, too, right? 😉 ).

Any suggestions?