The Host is a good sci fi romp! It starts out very slow compared to Twilight, and it isn't until the second act where you get any good action--where you can't put it down. Aliens have taken over the Earth and Melanie Stryder is one of a few humans left free. She must convince the alien "Wanderer" to save her brother and her boyfriend.
Apparently Meyer is considering making The Host a trilogy, although it certainly has a strong ending and stands well on it's own.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Chrisopher Moore and Watership Down by Richard Adams is my favorite children's story, even though it really isn't one.
Let's not forget the patron saint of Corgi authors, TASHA TUDOR!!! Her Corgiville Fair and The Lord Is My Shepherd are priceless works with corgis as the main characters. Tudor lived long and well on her Vermont farm with a large aggregation of CORGIS.