That goes for my reading, too. I borrowed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from a friend who recommended it last summer. (Some of my books get read about as fast as my knits get knits.) It was every bit as good as promised. An Anglophile friend has mentioned Philippa Gregory many times; The Other Queen (about Mary, Queen of Scots) already has me hooked and I just started it last night.
If you need a little enabling today, link to Ginny for some great knitting and reading ideas.