I am lucky that I set myself no standards for how to read, except maybe to keep at least three books in the Unread pile. I also don't keep track of what I read, but fortuitously, I get virtually everything I read from the library. They keep track, so I can go back through the list if I'm curious. I only go back for two reasons: to remember which books were good enough that I want to buy them, and to make recommendations for other people. I'm in charge of my sister and my roommates' reading lists, which means they read about hardworking princesses or natural disasters a lot. I don't really strive to read rigorously, although recently I was slightly appalled at the number of trashy books on the list that I don't remember reading at all. I think people get impressed that I read instead of watch TV, but most of that reading is pretty lightweight.
The terrible tragedy of my recent reading has been coming across very good unfinished series. I HATE that. I am not patient in the least, so it makes me very unhappy. Still, I've come across good stuff. Here, all of these are good Young Adult reads, lots of story.
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins. I cannot WAIT for the second book to get to me, and the third book isn't even out yet. A story about teens being forced into a fatal reality show in a dystopia.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan. Familiar supernatural characters that aren't elves or wizards, and a contemporary boy hero. A completed seven book series, so you don't have to wait and suffer.
Lament, and Ballad, by Maggie Stiefvater. Teen musicians are plagued by the scary type of Faeries, and there's romance and stuff.
Did I already recommend Charlie Fletcher's Stoneheart Trilogy? I really liked it. A kid gets involved in a war between statues in London.
I highly recommend all of those, or I wouldn't mention them. Good stories, not cliched. Hope you like 'em.