Below are books that I have enjoyed and that have had a tremendous impact on me emotionally and intellectually. I want to recommend them in the hopes that they might have the same impact on you. The categories of these books vary from History to Fiction to Philosophy to Cooking to Current Affairs.

More of a light reader? Maybe give these magazines a try. I like these because they avoid the "gossipy" stuff and generally have good writing, interesting journalism/interviews, and a few have some useful style guidelines as well (style, not fashion, there is a difference).