My wife inspired me to read (or more accurately, have read to me in audio book form) the Hunger Games trilogy. I'm about 1/3 into the second book, and I'm already convinced it's awesome. It is what every dark future tale should be - thinly veiled warnings for our time.
As she so wisely said, the books are very cinematic, and I look forward to watching the movies, but for a totally separate reason. The books are beautifully subversive, but the movies will be cool. Both extremely valid as far as I'm concerned.
Hopefully the trilogy's popularity will spawn more subversive stuff, because I feel like the more we as a society are subtly warned about the dangers of excess in fiction, the more wary we'll be in reality.