I wanted to mention a series I'm reading by Bernard Cornwell. I'm on the 2nd book in the series and once I got past all the unfamiliar names of people and places, I've really been enjoying this historical series he calls the Saxon Stories. In fact, I stayed up all last night reading - seriously, I was up until 5AM.
I've seen his books around forever but for some reason never picked one up. Don't you LOVE finding a new author and having tons of books to go back and read? I'm especially fond of historical fiction and books that come in series - I enjoy reading about the same characters and series are like one long book that doesn't end.