I'm nearly done with the Artemis Fowl books (at least those that have been published so far) and have been comletely entertained. Anyone who likes well written "kid" books and can withstand somer mildly juvinile fart humor should give them a go. Next up is the "His Dark Materials" series by Philip Pullman, starting with "The Golden Compass." After that I'm back to the "Sword of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind. I've read the first three (out of 11, so far) and while it's not the best fantasy fiction I've ever read, it's been but good enough (so far) to keep my interest.