Suicide would have been the easy way out of reading Crime & Punishment... I could read about 10 pages and not help falling asleep... damn required reading.
But my favorites:
Bob Dylan (Chronicles Vol. 1 was excellently written and interesting)
Robert Jordan (if only I had the ambition to read that much, WoT was awesome)
I also have a really interesting book by Christopher Ricks called Dylan's Visions of Sin
that is really interesting and very very well written. I have to sit there with a dictionary to understand half of the stuff he says, but he analyzes the stuff so intensely that it gives me shivers at times.