Darth Vex, I noticed you said you started reading The Hunger Games. It's funny, because I found out about them the same way you did, from my wife (though without the sparkly vampire part)!! I just finished reading all 3 books, and I have to say they were good. I got caught up in it and I wasn't expecting to. It's really fast-paced, which I like
Yeah, I'm about half-way through "Catching Fire" now ... but I'm also being SUCKED in to all these wonderful old comics collections I've found and loaded onto my nook ... they're all ones I have in storage somewhere and haven't seen for years, but reading them again in a digital format on a bright screen is quite a joy!
I just finished reading Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Prince and am currently reading an ARC of Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. It's a YA Robin Hood story from Will Scarlet's point of view (and Will actually happens to just be Scarlet, a girl). Other recent books that have stood out in my mind as enjoyable are Cinder by Marissa Meyer (cyborg Cinderella) and Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (psuedo-Victorian zombie love story).
I'm currently reading A Magnificent Catastrophe by Edward J. Larson - It chronicles the presidential election of 1800 between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, - and, here I thought today's elections were nasty...