Love reading just about any type of book, but I especially like the ones about history. It's great to be able to go into the past through liturature and to understand what happened to help make us what we are today.
I'd have to say that my favorite author is definitely Stephen King, and my favorite series is his work of art the The Dark Tower series. It's a great read that has never a dull moment as he brings true emotions to the forfront on this epic tale. A must read of all King fans.