I recently(ish) finished reading "The Southern Reach Trilogy" (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance). I found quite interesting the way the books were connected to each other. Books 2 and 3 were like sequels AND prequels at the same time and the story was just so well wrapped up at the end.
There is also a movie adaptation of "Annihilation" but the script is laughable. (Granded, the person who wrote it dind't read Books 2 & 3 and it was supposed to be a stand-alone movie).
Currently thinking of re-reading "The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery". Technically a Doctor Who novel, but it can stand on it's own since it's not about The Doctor. It's just so... witty.
In the past I did too dabble a bit in the Sherlock Holmes books, but I gave up since there were too many old-timey British words (I think?) and I was too busy trying to learn them instead of focusing on the story.
restlessly patiently waiting for the fan translation of Addicted Book 2 to be completed.