I would read "Between the Lines" by Jodi Piccoult and Samantha Van Leer. It's about the budding relationship of a character in a story who comes to life and a girl who reads the book he lives in. It is my new obsession and its sequel comes out in four days, I can't wait! I've even started a fan club specifically for this book!. All my thanks to Samantha and her mother for writing this awesome book. I recommend it to you with a full heart!
You can read Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout or Obsession which is a sequel to it. Even though the concept isn't so original, trust me you won't be disappointed. Oh and also anything by John Green.
Pretty much any Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett is a thoroughly enjoyable read, but especially the Tiffany Aching series and The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.
Then there's His Dark Materials, a series by Phillip Pullman (the first book was later adapted into the film 'The Golden Compass', which is an abomination and a horrendous insult to the book), set in a world where a part of everyone's soul takes the form of an animal companion. In fact, practically anything by Phillip Pullman is well worth reading.
If you feel like something more in the real world, Notes from a Big Country, A Walk in the Woods or, indeed, anything by Bill Bryson, is great.
The Stone Heart trilogy is another great fantasy series by Charlie Fletcher about statues coming to life; it's really underrated.
If you're more in the mood for a romance, North Child is a good one - basically Beauty and the Beast, but better (not that I don't like Beauty and the Beast).