Forest Gump. Way different and way better than the movie.
Lemony Snickett's Series of Unfortunate Events.
No worries. I'm sure you'll enjoy them. They are very witty books. :o)
My favourite book is called, "a Confederacy of Dunces". The Author died before writing any other works, so there's no series. I also love the Discworld series, by Terry Pratchett. It's of the Fantasy/Satire genre. Well worth picking up. The first one I'd read if I were you is called, "Small Gods" as it is hilarious and not connected with the series, so it stands alone. What about you ? Anything to recommend ? :o)
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy