As a guide to my literary tastes: authors listed on my LiveJournal interests list include: Alice Walker, Allen Ginsberg, Anchee Min, Arundhati Roy, Audre Lorde, Banana Yoshimoto, Bertha Harris, Caryl Churchill, Christopher Isherwood, Don DeLillo, e. e. cummings, Edmund White, Edwidge Danticat, Emily Dickinson, Gayl Jones, Gertrude Stein, Gore Vidal, Haruki Murakami, James Baldwin, Jeanette Winterson, Joanna Russ, Julia Alvarez, Kate Millett, Kobo Abe, Langston Hughes, Leo Tolstoy, Leslie Feinberg, Li Yu, Milan Kundera, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Pablo Neruda, Quentin Crisp, Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison, and Tony Kushner.
But don't recommend any of those because obviously I've already read them.
Also, recommend mostly fiction because if you recommend nonfiction I probably won't be in the mood to buy it right now. Though if anyone here has read Jonathan Ned Katz's The Invention of Heterosexuality, which I've been putting off buying for a couple of years now, I'd love to hear that one reviewed.
P.S. to Raven: Don't worry, Stranger in a Strange Land is already in my shopping cart.