BigLebowski wrote:The Bible. Don't stuggle through the King James Version and its old english and poor translation. NIV is readily available, or even better the ESV which is widely viewed as the best, most literal translation. Don't tackle the entire thing at once. But grab a chapter and enjoy. Full of everything from history to poetry.
If you liked the bible, then you would love The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens. Better poetry and historically accurate. Its also funnier, much funnier.