The Martian - Andy Weir
I haven't read science fiction in over 20 years. I haven't read serious science fiction since my senior year in high school when I was required to read Clarke, Bradbury and Orwell. The Martian was a good reintroduction.

I thought it was well written, and found Mark Watney likable and relate-able. It's a relatively short and easy read, and very compelling. I had meant to take my time with it and read it over the course of a week, but just couldn't put it down and in between activities of daily living, finished it in 3 1/2 days. As I read, I found the whole premise of a Mars voyage entirely plausible as presented in the book (every scenario is explained in detail), and I couldn't help wondering, why aren't we working on making this happen? (Is my utterly dismal understanding of science and mathematics showing?)

I can't wait for the movie, even though I do wish they'd gone the indie route, something like Moon, but I'm not going to knock Matt Damon. I think he'll be spot-on as Mark Watney.