Reading readable books for pleasure

I read a variety of different genres, from science fiction and thrillers, to literary fiction and some nonfiction. My biggest goal is to focus on truly good books -- nothing worse than wasting time and energy on something subpar, even for kicks. Some of my favorite books include: Angle of Repose, The Goldbug Variations, Game of Thrones, The Diamond Age and Snow Crash, Shadow of the Wind, and others. However, I love old Ludlum, Asimov and Bradbury, Paretsky, Reynolds, and a host of others.