So, I've got a large reading list to get through, but I can't always be assed to actually get much reading done, because I have lots of schoolwork, and when I'm not doing schoolwork I feel more like relaxing with a nice game of Minecraft. I've resolved to change this, but thought it might be fun to start a book club. Would anybody be interested? We'd rotate who chooses each month's book (perhaps we'd have two people choose books, to give people a choice), then read and discuss them.
If time is important to you, I recommend The Nimrod Flipout: Stories by Etgar Keret. They're short stories, and they're strangely moving: surreal, funny and sad all at the same time. I haven't read it yet, but I'm told The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories by the same author is even better.
I just recently finished John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps, a short novel of the 'man-on-the-run' thriller kind. It won't change your life but I recommend it, since it's more inspiring than enthralling.
I'm gonna watch Hitchcock's 1935 version soon, although it has some important differences with the book.