I'm reading a very fun, quirky book right now..."The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise" by Julia Stuart. Set in the Tower of London it is a silly romp through the British psyche. Think of the BBC's Fawlty Towers show.
Along with that I am also reading and learning from a book of moments of quiet. It is your meditation 101 book. I think with all the noise in our worlds we need to find quiet spaces and this book helps guide you there. "Finding the Still Point" by John Daido Loori will direct you through the initial stages of developing a place for meditation in your life...try it. What do you have to lose?? Even if you don't buy into the practice you will appreciate the direction.