I own well over 300 books, most of which I haven't read. I've got such a massive pile of books next to my bed to concentrate on first.
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen is very good; I got a great idea of middle-class America from it. Some of it ranged from bizarre (one character ending up in Lithuania, for example) to incredibly upsetting, but it was well worked nonetheless. I'm looking forward to reading Freedom by him, but I'll wait for the paperback. I hate hardbacks
Sebastian Faulks' 'A Week In December' is what I'm going through now - it is set over a week in London, but there's so many characters. It isn't a particularly long novel, so there's no real development. It's an alright read I suppose, but reading it straight after Franzen's effort I feel a bit underwhelmed. That said, Faulks on his day is a brilliant author - 'Birdsong' is one of my favourite novels I've read.
I have 'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantl next, I'm looking forward to that one based on what I've heard about it. I was getting fed up with reading rubbish novels so I opted for a load that had won awards. The literary world is fickle, so just because they have won top awards won't make them amazing I know, but it's a help to narrow down my choices.
A couple of others in my pile right now - 'Under the Dome' (Stephen King) and 'No Country For Old Men' by Cormac McCarthy, although I found myself stalling halfway through 'The Road' for other reasons (college work, mainly). It was well written but I'm getting fed up with starting it over 4 times
Also jumping between both Obama's books, really only because of the US elections sparking my interest.