Lol goosebumps. I always thought of some weird flavoured crisps (chips for you americans) we had over here in the UK. Never found the books appealing, they bored me.
Right, sci fi reading list, this is what I've current been through, stuff with an X next to it is stuff I recommend, 2 Xs for recommending something even more.
Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter - The Light of Other Days (X)
Peter F Hamilton - The Night's Dawn Trilogy (XX)
Peter F Hamilton - The Commonwealth Saga (XX)
Peter F Hamilton - The Void Trilogy (XX)
Peter F Hamilton - Fallen Dragon (XX) - This is fucking epic seriously.
Peter F Hamilton - Misspent Youth
Peter F Hamilton - Greg Mandel Series (X)
Peter F Hamilton - Essentially everything he has done is fucking amazing, fanboy I know, but... look into it. You WILL NOT regret it.
Terry Pratchett - The Carpet People (I think this technically counts)
Eoin Colfer - The Artemis Fowl series (These were damn good actually, bit kiddified though)
Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell - The Edge Chronicles (Again, a bit kiddified, and not QUITE sci fi, borderline) (X)
Michael Crichton - Timeline (XX)
Michael Crichton - Prey
Stephen Baxter - Ark (XX)
Stephen Baxter - Most of his other works (I found many of his books rather too heavy, look at his stuff and pick what sounds good to you personally, he's great)
A few other things, but these were the ones which have always stood out to me, some ones I've read recently I cannot yet recommend as it depends on the rest of the books in the series they go with, which are not yet written!. Also, if I don't remember something, it probably wasn't brilliant, so it aint here.
Anyway yeah, enjoy that list of good stuff, rest of you need to post stuff up. For other genres too. I read mainly sci fi, always out for a bit of other genres if I like the sound of the plot