The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman. Quite possibly my favorite book ever. It's a fake almanac.
You can tell from its full title alone how awesome it is: An Almanac of Complete World Knowledge Compiled with Instructive Annotation and Arranged in Useful Order by myself, John Hodgman, a Professional Writer, in the Areas of My Expertise, which Include: Matters Historical, Matters Literary, Matters Cryptozoological, Hobo Matters, Food, Drink & Cheese (a Kind of Food), Squirrels & Lobsters & Eels, Haircuts, Utopia, What Will Happen in the Future, and Most Other Subjects
I don't know if you feel like getting into a series but if you are looking for a good read try reading the Belgariad series. My personal favorite fantasy series of all time. And if you like it you can read the Mallorean as well.