Perhaps you will find Sudhir Mittal unnoticeable as an author. He is grounded and aloof from the frenzy. Only this ascribes the balance between the spirituality and modern world reflecting in his work.
Have fantastic experiences in your reading!
Describe your desk
I think desk is not important; it's mind. (especially for authors)
Generally, better if both be clean. :)
What do you read for pleasure?
Pleasure is not one should read for. I trust that 'Reading makes your being'. If you fall to pleasures in your being, how can you evolve and attain perfection? For me, reading is a sweet habit that of course takes my valuable time, attention and energy. Forget pleasure, I must not seek anything sub-standard to 'Inspiration'.
Shiva-spirited Baba Prakashpuri Ji Maharaj was pinnacle of saintliness living in the twentieth century of India. He had attained the highly aspired eternal-God-communion. It's a biographical account of his life, exploits, philosophy & miracles. Authored by Dr. Nandlal Mehta 'Vaagish' and translated in English by Sudhir Mittal, this book is an irresistible feast for every spiritually curious mind.
See You God is a one day account of cute girl of 4 years and a man of 34. Both strangers meet in almost fooling circumstances. As hours pass, the funny talks made between them turn out about roaming in the mustard fields, then in a village and finally into 'The Garden of Life'. Inside this Garden he discovers seven lampposts foretelling his future. Later he strikes the truth of little girl also.