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.
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.