I know there are already threads about the best text book, dictionary, etc. In this thread please post about books that are some how related to English teaching, but can be read for entertainment (I know some people read the dictionary for entertainment, but…). Fiction and non-fiction are both OK. Here are my suggestions:
Angry Young Spaceman
by Jim Munroe
Written as science fiction this book tells the story of a young man who sets off to another planet to teach English. It is extraordinarily funny. There are many experiences that those who have come to Taiwan to teach English will identify with.
by Bill Bryson
Well known for his travel books, in this book Bill Bryson explores the English language. This book has thousands of interesting anecdotes with which you can impress your fellow teachers.