I've been reading those Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. (That's where True Blood came from.) Holy shitballs, what a great story-line! My friend who loaned me the first 7 books described them as "quick, easy, interesting reads" and he hit the nail right on the head. I've flown through the first 5 in the last 2 weeks, and somewhere in there I've managed to go to work and throw a surprise birthday party.
Conversely, Jimi, who is also reading the series (even if he's only on book 3 and I'm on number 6), has said, "Suck me, Sookie!" often enough that I hear it in my head automatically every time I hear, think, or read "Sookie Stackhouse".
I'm gonna go finish book six now. If you've got the other books in the series, starting with number 8 and on up, and wanted to send them to me, that'd be totally cool.