I feel like buying something really modern soon, but I'm not sure what. I sometimes think all the truly great books have been written and released, I guess. Sad if true.
A Brief History sounds good, although I've never heard of the author (despite him apparently being famous). City on Fire looks like the kind of book I'd like, although it got fairly average reviews. I'll see if I can find either tomorrow, if I'm in a bookstore.
"The Color That You See"
If you're into poetry, not everyone is, it is long though.