I recently finished The Game of Thrones series through book 5. Love, love, love, LOVE that series. A fan of the TV series as well, but as with all book adaptations, the books are better.
I recently read World War Z (mentioned in this thread) and found it entertaining at best. Was hoping for more from it, though.
A fun read from Neal Stephenson (of cyberpunk fame) is one called "Reamde". It is a modern espionage-type thriller that partly takes place in a MMORPG...a smart, pop culture ride.
I'm now diving into "Blood Meridian" by Cormack McCarthy. I'm a huge fan of his book, "The Road"...and this one usually comes up in conversation with any McCarthy fan once you get past the shock and awe of "The Road".
I'm on GoodReads.com if anyone cares to link up there: https://www.goodreads.com/friend/i?i=LT ... IxNTQ6NDA3