For me I read alot more non fiction than fiction so the books I bring up are often non-fiction.
One of the best I have read is called The Dirt: Confessions of the Worlds most Notorious Rock Band, by Neil Strauss, and tells the story of rock band Motley Crue - it is essentially a story of sex, drugs and rock and roll, and has some absolutly amazing stories - highly reccomended. Neil Strauss is a brilliant author and has also written a biography with/about Marilyn Manson, and also published the highly acclaimed book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, which I also highly reccomend!
I recently went through a pahse of reading books that had been made into movies (as I like to see how the book and movie differ), and one I loved was 'The Dark Fields' by Alan Glynn, which was later made into the amazing move Limitless. The story is about a struggling write who is lost in life and comes across a 'smart drug' that can make him access all of his minds potential. What I loved about the book was that it went more into the addiction side of the story and how he copes with it. The movie is a bit more extreme - but having read the book as well was a perfect addition.
Lastly, I just read American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton, which as the title suggests tells the definitive story of the Silk Road, and the downfall of the Ross Ulbricht, a.k.a The Dread Pirate Roberts. This was one of those books that was a page turner and I couldnt put down - often it seems like it was a fiction rather than non fiction. Told from the sides of both Nick and family, and also the FBI - Nick was often one step ahead of the FBI. The tales of corruption in this case from the FBI was fascinating
Angela's Ashes- Frank Mccourt:
An autobiography that I read why back when, but can never get it out of my head. He is an Irish immigrant and you journey with him through his trials and tribulations.
In Praise of Shadows- Junichiro Tanizaki
Gets you to really look and think about the subtle beauty of everyday life. Its has an organic feel that I enjoy.
1Q84- Haruki Murakami
It's a dreamlike, very weird and totally romantic book .
The Timeless way of Building- Christopher Alexander
An architectural book, but the concepts can be applied to life in general. It gave me the opportunity to understand the fundamental process of building planing. Also a meditative read and photos are a plus.
White- Kenya Hara
Currently reading this and brings to light aspects of design that I never thought about. Good pairing with In Praise of Shadows. Also a mediative life book and he's the art director of Muji.