The Iron Hand of Mars and Poseidon's Gold, by Lindsey Davis. It's interesting to see Falco in Gaul and Germania in the first book, and to see how Falco deals with his absentee father in the second.
Orlando: A Biography, by Virginia Woolf. (Surprisingly, if I recall correctly, the film version is a fairly good adaptation.)
Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.