My mom reads so much, she read 129 books in 2012.
She really liked the 1963 Stephen King book (even though she's never read any other Stephen King book). She also like the Eric Larson book (In the Garden of Beasts). One of her favorite non-fiction authors is Simon Winchester; she also loves Rosamund Pilcher. She also loved the Steve Jobs bio by Walter Isaacson.
The latest book she was raving about was Replay by Ken Grimwood. This guy dies in his 40s and comes back as his teenage self, back in the past, but knowing everything he lived through for the next 25 years. So he does things differently, but still dies in his 40s, then comes back as the teenager again, and so forth. It sounds really trippy. She doesn't usually read much sci-fi; I think it has a lot more about the relationships
than about the mechanics of time travel. She's kind of on a time travel spree lately and loves Time and Again (she said Stephen King recommended it) and also the Outlander series.
I read only 11 books in 2012, which makes me pretty sad next to her... I read a lot of non-fiction. I quite liked The History of the World in 100 Objects. It is a LARGE book, though. The director of the British Museum pulls out 100 objects from their collection and uses them to tell the story of human global history, about 8 to 10 pages per object. They range from a two-million-year-old handaxe to a modern credit card. I thought it was fascinating.