I just finished rereading the Spider-man: Spider-Island HC, and it was great reading it all together like that.
I wanted my wife to read Spider-Island because I enjoyed it so much when it was originally coming out, but when I started reading the hardcover I thought it seemed a bit too confusing for her to get into at first. Since she's not a big comic book reader I thought that she'd find it difficult to understand that some issues are taking place at the same time, even though it's obvious to me. However, after reading the entire book I've decided that the story is fun enough that if I answer a few simple questions for her, my wife will really enjoy it.
The Spider-Island Companion is up next!