Book Recommendations Gratefully Accepted

I’m feeling the need to read these days, but I don’t know what — and I’d appreciate your help.

IMG_5516It’s cold and bleak in Columbus, perfect weather to curl up with a book and give my eyeglasses a workout.  I’ve finished, and enjoyed, every book in the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly.  Then I read the first of the Lucas Davenport series, Rules of Prey by John Sandford.  It was okay, but I’m not sure I’m ready for another deep foray into crime fiction — especially of the serial killer variety.  So, I tried to move farther into the action-adventure area, by reading David Baldacci’s The Innocent.  It felt too pat for me, with its standard, breakneck pacing and improbabilities.  And how many novels can be written about cold-blooded killers and attempted assassinations of major political figures?  The Day of the Jackal plowed that ground very well, long ago.

So now I’m at sea.  I enjoy fiction and science fiction and historical fiction, and I especially like history and biography.  Two of my favorites in the latter category are The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe and A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman, if that provides any guidance.  I’d be happy to try just about just about anything.

Does anyone have any suggestions?  Have you read anything recently that you would recommend?