The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Historical fiction that is also a murder mystery, architectural education on building cathedrals, love story. Thank you Ken Follett for the gift of many pleasant hours spent reading your book.
Just about EVERY Roald Dahl book is worth a read, for pure enjoyment and nostalgia if nothing else. If you haven't read the classics, James and the Giant Peach; The Twits; The BFG, or Fantastic Mr Fox . Get reading!