Anyway, let me know how you're getting along with your reading!
As for me, I finished The Historian (loved it, although I felt that it dragged along a bit in the middle) and just picked up My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It's my first Picoult, but I have a feeling it won't be my last. It's something as rare as a page turner about complex moral and ethical issues. I know that Jodi Picoult has been mentioned several times in this thread. For those of you who are better acquainted with her back catalogue, where do you suggest I go next? I've spotted both Vanishing Acts and Salem Falls in my local book store - are they as good as My Sister's Keeper?
For school, I'm reading Inferno by my fellow Swede (and bona fide misogynist nut job - that goes for him, not me, obviously ) August Strindberg. I've always been on the fence about Strindberg. His writing style is amazing, and I love his plays, but his decided hatred towards women really complicates things. He was such a brilliant man in so many ways - why did the idea of feminism scare him so much? Maybe I'll have some answers once I've finished Inferno, which captures the acute mental illness and paranoia he suffered from in the 1890's.
Are Americans familiar with Strindberg, by the way? He's arguably the most renowned and famous author ever to have come out of Sweden, or at least so all Swedish children are told. I know that Woody Allen is a fan, but I'm not sure whether Strindberg's works are read by American lit majors. It is my understanding, though, that he's best known for his plays, particularly Miss Julie, overseas.