Generally more of a non-fiction reader as I feel there is so much in the world that I should know about and don't, so I can often be caught try to catch up on my lack of knowledge. At present ploughing through a T.E.Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, first edition. It simply smells of history.
Then again, sometimes a book jumps off the shelf at me, I buy it and am absorbed. Steinbeck and Conrad have always taken me in this way and coming to live in France Victor Hugo did the same. Tolkein I didn't read for years, then when I did I loved his work. But a favorite of the favourites has to be 'A Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole. His central character, Ignatius, has cracked both me and my wife up for years. Sure,too many to mention.