Everybody who reads about Tesla gets immediately captivated.
Spencer does a tarring and feathering job on Mahommad in his book. As I Catholic, I actually found it a very entertaining read.
Wine Tastings can be fun but I found them a little too businesslike. By that I mean many times the person conducting the tasting pushed certain wines too much by making them out to be superior to how they actually were. I used to work in the industry and was a member of the ISG. Unfortunately it did not pay much and the hours were awful. My weakness is Willamette Oregon Pinot Noirs.
Shadow divers is possibly the most amazing read I have had in years. It is about these rival salvage divers who set out to prove the identity of a sunken WW2 U-Boat. The author actually goes in detail about the captain and crew.