My Mum reads PD James with a dictionary on standby. I love her books. The majority were on Kindle at a really good price recently. I have them all in book form, but take the Kindle when I travel.P.D. James. Good murder mysteries that are an uncomplicated good read.
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (Men who stare at goats) Jon Ronson is the Louis Theroux of weird and interesting journalistic style books that you can pick up and put down..