The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde.
Literary science fiction and SO much fun! This is the first of a series of four so far, I think. I've read the first three and loved them. They have a woman protagonist, a literary detective who can travel into books to prevent miscreants from changing endings of classics, kidnapping characters, stealing manuscripts and other such blasphemous acts...
Anything by Bill Bryson. I enjoy his travel writing a lot -- Notes From a Small Island was the first one I read on Britain. He's laugh out loud funny. I've had A Short History of Nearly Everything on my bedside and have enjoyed what I've read so far.
Also on travel writing:
Pico Iyer's Falling Off The Map. Great short essays on places only slightly off the travel map, in my opinion.
Here's my favorite essay by him: Why We Travel
"Why We Travel," Pico Iyer
He also had a column on Salon called Wanderlust or some such...
Just picked up again:
A Fez of the Heart: Travels around Turkey in Search of a Hat by Jeremy Seal. Really enjoying it. Also like Andrew Mango's books on Turkey. Very readable.