Im more into the fantasy/sci-fi type books, so Iunno if I could really give any recommendations .__. lol.
Looking at the random stack of books on the shelf behind my computer, the only thing I had that wasnt Warcraft/Starcraft/Anne Rice/Random Vampire smut novels was one called Dinosaur Canyon lolz.
However, if you did happen to give fantasy a try, I'd highly recommend the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, His Majesty's Dragon/Throne of Jade/Black Powder War/Empire of Ivory. Its sort of Napoleonic times with dragons? Or E.E. Knight's Age of Fire series.
But if you prefer to stick more to reality, then I cant help you out xD