One of my fellow English teachers gave me this book and said it was something to read when I just wanted to escape and have fun. And she was right!
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress who can read minds--that is, everyone's except the handsome vampire, Bill's mind. She ends up using her "disability," as she calls it, to help solve a series of murders in her town.
I love the way the author makes the existence of vampires so natural. This was so much more fun than that other popular vampire series where the main characters are boooooriiiiing! Sookie will steal your heart!