Adventure tale: Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Very interesting. About a boy who lives in India and his family gets on a boat to move to Canada - but it doesn't make it. Dun dun duuuuun.
Action (I wouldn't actually call this book action, but I can't think of a proper title. Sci-fi. That works, it's defintiely got some sci-fi elements): Firestarter by Stephen King. About a father and daughter on the run from the government because they have, for lack of a better term, superpowers.
Horror: IT by Stephen King. Ok, I got a thing for Stephen King, so sue me. It's about 7 kids trying to kill a monster from before the universe began, and then having to come back as adults and do it all over again. Wow, that description does not do it justice.
Awesome: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Yossarian wants out of the army, but they won't let him go. And he's surrounded by crazy people. And it's just awesome.
I've probably reccommended his books 3 other times here on the ning--Haruki Murakami is an excellent writer.
My favorite book by him is definitely Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. It switches between two different and completely opposite worlds, but as the plot in each moves forward you see how they're connected. The first plot takes place in a slighty more advanced world like ours, where the main character is something like a data encryptionist. He's hired by a strange professor who knows much more about the data encryption business than even the main character himself imagined. The second plot takes place in a very isolated place called "the End of the World", a small village that no one ever seems to enter or leave from. The main character in this one finds himself here with no memories of a past life and is told that he must go to the library and read memories from skulls. The second plot reminded me of The Giver a lot.
Buy this book if you're looking for something a little science-fictiony and strange.