reading is fundamental

I need help finding a good novel to read. I picked one off my own shelves at home and it's solidly okay but I feel like I'm wasting energy and time reading it instead of something "better." This is the same logic that keeps me from re-reading novels I've already checked off my list. I haven't read a lot of books lately since I spend so much time reading people's blogs in the evening hours I would be reading novels. But I'd like to feel a good book in my hands again.

I'd like something fiction, preferably not fantasy but that's not a show-stopper, and small enough to travel with (so nothing hardcover).

Tell me a good book you've read lately. You're my only hope for in-flight entertainment for my travels these days.