Science is where it's at. I recommend these books
These books are intended to be read by a wide audience. I recommend starting with either of the first 2 books, the most common being Michio's for the science fiction fans.
-People with hardly any knowledge of physics can read, understand, and be inspired by these books.
-Likewise, people with a passion for science (like me) won't be disappointed by the content of these books -- they're the Goldilocks scenario of science writing.
Death By Black Hole
Fluently written by astrophysicist, NYC Hayden Planetarium direct, and generally amazing person Neil deGrasee Tyson in a style accessible to anyone. This book and its author (who is frequently a guest on The Colbert Report) is what sparked my interest in teh sciencez. It walks through all of the fantastic and awe-inspiring phenomena of the universe, from black holes to quasars, stars to supernovae, light to sub-atomic particles and quantum coolness.
Physics of the Impossible
Written by Michio Kaku, who also hosts a show on the science channel based off of his book. He shows how Star Trek and other science fiction concepts and ideas have an actual base in reality, andMichio dives into the science fiction universe, discussing how things previously thought possible only in Star Trek and the like (organized into Class 1, 2, and 3 Impossibilities ranging from invisibility, teleportation and forcefields to super-intelligent robots, phasers, and time travel) are in the not-too-distant future.[He] writes in language designed to captivate nonscience readers, it's his references to pop culture—Star Trek to Terminator 3—that clarify his fringe physics.Spoiler
That's Michio in the middle.
The Elegant Universe
More advanced than the first two books. Brian Greene makes String Theory accessible to (almost) everyone. Honestly though, there were 2 or 3 parts I decided to skip over due to lack of interest/comprehension, but that's my problem... but don't let me belittle the book in any way -- the book is an excellent read, through and through, and causes the imagination to run wild.