I could live on Thai food. When not eating that, I like Korean, Japanese and Indonesian food. I'm not Asian but love Asian food.
Last Summer I read the Stieg Larsson Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. I had access to all 3 and went through them in a few weeks. I tend to find an author and then go through all of their books.
Some of my favorite books that I can think of off the top of my head are Pillars of the Earth, The Man Who only Loved Numbers and King Leopold's Ghost. Recently, I've finished Jasper Jones and Finding George Orwell in Burma and really liked them both.