GOOD BOOKS THAT ARE ENJOYABLE

Too often "good" and "enjoyable" are at odds. Where do they meet?
  1. The Elephant Vanishes
    Short stories by Murakami; easy and gently mysterious with depth, like a good nap you didn't know you needed
  2. The Princess Bride
    I won't bother with the premise. Full of dry humor and lovable characters.
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  3. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
    Very funny book, with hilarious characters, that discuss interesting ideas about moving between classes, luck, and morals.
    Suggested by   @michal
  4. Pillars of the Earth
    The title kept me from reading it for the longest time, but it's amazing.
    Suggested by   @TVAddict
  5. The Devil in the White City
    Erik Larson's book intertwines the story of the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition (Chicago World's Fair) and the serial killer that used the fair as the perfect means to his ends. It's non-fiction that reads like fiction and it is smart, emotional, interesting. I kept putting the book down to tell my roommate how much I was loving it, and to annoy her with fun facts I'd learned—like why Chicago was first called the Windy City
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  6. Here by Richard McGuire
    The most remarkable graphic novel I have ever read. There aren't any words, either.
    Suggested by   @JennyJLee