Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series are hysterical books. There are so far 18 in the series, starting with One For the Money. Stephanie is a newbie bounty hunter and the foils of her life and job will keep you laughing!
Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to become emperor in 41 A. A masterpiece.
Tells the story of a man invisible 'simply because people refuse to see me'. In this book, the author from his expulsion from a Southern college to a terrifying Harlem race riot - go far beyond the story of one individual.