Lately stories bore me. Give me some truth!
I can't read enough about simple or frugal living & minimalism, but I also enjoy a good memoir. I have been known to browse travel guides like novels and contemplate writing my own. Saturated in 1920s Paris as I am, I'm the one to go to for all your lost generation, expatriate needs. I also like to think I'm pretty good with self-help. My fondness for novels set somewhere in Europe between the wars told from a woman's perspective doesn't seem to be waning either.
Sometimes, the sense of place in a book is as important as the characters. You might remember more the feeling of being transported when you read than what actually happened and the world created might stick with you longer than the characters or plots.