Hilary Mantel, Vacant Possession. A social thriller in contemporary Britain. Not a gigantic feast like the Cromwell books, but Mantel can really write. A little too creepy for me, but I am terrible with anything scary.
Annie Dillard, The Living. An interesting, rambling novel about several families of settlers and Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Not as precious as some Dillard, but not as lovely as Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
A book log so I don't forget names of authors and books when I talk to my mom. Now I'm in the research years of my training; so theoretically I have a little more time for reading. The reality seems to be that the lab is all-consuming and comfort reading has been the order of the day.