I can't read fiction. The last work I read was Murakami's 1Q84. All 1318 pages. I'll regret the time I spent slogging through that when I'm on my deathbed.
Lately I've been reading mostly late 19th early 20th century world history & political satire. Fascinating stuff.
Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter
Neil Stephenson's 'The Baroque Cycle' is my favorite ever.
What Follet book would you read first?
Economy of means leads to dexterity of will.
David Weber The Dahak series (4 books) is really good.
Terry Brooks who is well know for his Shannara series, has a great series called Word and Void. I tried to re read the Shannara books but found them to not stand up. His writing has really approved!
Tend toward non-fiction.I like history.Years ago read( Inside The Third Reich) by Albert Speer.Just started reading (The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich) by William Shirer
Apart from the cookbooks and wine books, I like to read WWII History and fiction by authors such as James Lee Burke, James Ellroy, W.E.B. Griffin, Stephen Hunter and Ian Rankin.