The Martian by Andy Weir is one of the coolest books I have read in a long while. It tells the story of Astronaut Mark Watney, assumed dead and abandoned on Mars. The only problem with this book is that it starts a little slow. It gets a little technical when Mark is describing his plans for survival. Once the book gets into a rhythm, its a impossible to put down. The Martian is an excellent mix of humor, suspense, and nerdy science stuff.
Make sure and read the book before the movie comes out later this year. While I do think the movie will be excellent, I love the way the novel deals with the several amazingly suspenseful portions of the book. This is a must read.