Just finished 'A Handful Of Dust' by Evelyn Waugh, halfway through a biography of Nick Drake, and I'm about to start Thomas Mann's "Doctor Faustus". I can't claim to agree with the people who were saying that studying books at high school killed it for them - I'm a year into an English degree
Why? I like the Harry Potter books a lot but I've read them and enjoyed them and with the movies coming out I don't really see any reason to read them again. By brother does the same thing and when I ask him why he doesn't read anything else he just says that he doesn't like any other books. It makes me want to slap him around sometimes.
I'm not reading anything currently. Thinking about picking up American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
You really should. I loved the whole concept of the book. Good Omens is also another good book by him. It's a much lighter tone but it really is pretty funny. Those are the only 2 from Gaiman that I've read but I have Anasi Boys in my house as I just picked it up from the library the other day.
I'm currently reading Fire Starter by Stephen King and it's been really good so far. A lot of it has to do with the fact that early setting in the book takes place about 10 minutes away from where I live but I think I would have liked the start anyways.