I used to read a lot, but since a couple of years I haven't touched many books... and I am really sad about it
. I am not sure what's the reason, maybe I have become too impatient. But my favorite book used to be Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". I have never read a book as funny like that!
And I am also a big fan of Jules Verne. "The mysterious island" is one of my favaorites. It's just timeless.
My favorite genres are/were Fantasy (but not to generic plase), horror and especially historical adventures.
Right now I only read non-fiction books. We have a nice collection of all kind of books about art, marketing, cinema, wildlife, paranormal activities and history. I used to be a big X-Files fan, that's why I have many books about ghosts and UFOs... I don't believe in this stuff, but I really enjoy reading about it.