I will curse you by not telling you about incredible books, but incredible authors.
Try "Jurassic Park" and you will start to hunt for every Michael Crichton novel.
Try "Ringworld" by Larry Niven.
"Gateway" by Frederick Pohl and you will start to devour the Heche saga.
For lighter stuff - try "Terry Pratchett" diskworld series. There is a rough-order but you can pick up any one and start. Try "Soul Music" or "Maskerade".
And any Jasper Fford is entertaining.
Try Michael Connelly "The Poet" for a good serial killer novel and the start of another great author to look for.
Want slightly strange FBI agent who investigates odd things? Try the Agent Pendergast novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Both of these authors have some great series in their own right).