Can't guarantee these will work for you, but they've gotten me through long BF sessions and waiting for baby to arrive in the first place.
The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany (apparently the forefather of modern fantasy literature; my edition has a foreword by Neil Gaiman - hey! there's an author you might enjoy!) - I really liked this book.
Writer Joan Aiken - she was prolific, wrote all kinds of stuff. My sister and I got into her in our pre-teens, long before we'd ever heard of Harry Potter. Our first encounter with her was Armitage, Armitage, Fly Away Home. Her adventure series are so engrossing - I'm talking about the Nightbirds on Nantucket series and the "wolves" series. So, I guess you could say these are young adult books, and I really did love them as a young adult. If I ever re-visit them, I hope I still like them! This is one of my best-kept reading secrets! Hope Hollywood doesn't get a hold of it.
Did you try Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events? (the movie did not do the books justice)
I have a predilection for kids' books, as you can see.
But, some light, fun easy reading that's also thoughtful is Carl Hiaasen - eco murder mystery writer!
And, I'm working on Salt by Mark Kurlansky. The history of salt! It touches on science, history, culture, etc. in a way that's easy and entertaining.