I'm with bojanglz and grappler. Although I do find occasions where I get lost in a book, it's rarely while reading any kind of fiction. The last books I read were actually books I wanted to reread.
I've never seen the show of the same name, but I recommend "The Elegant Universe" to everyone. I know I referenced it on the PG before. Amazing introduction to physics, you don't need to be mathematically or scientifically inclined for it to make sense. Brian Greene is amazing with metaphors. This book changed my perception of life itself. Not because of string theory, but just the breakdowns of proven Newtonian and relativistic physics. Very eye opening.
"The Tao of Physics" changed my life, and perception thereof, yet again. It compares quantum physics to Eastern mysticism/religions like Zen, Buddhism, Hinduism etc. AMAZING book. It basically shows the teachings of these ancient religions to be physically proven through quantum physics. Insane stuff.