I just finished reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Very restrained, and cryptic, and well-done, and sad.
Which makes it somewhat strange that the next book to show up in my interlibrary loan requests was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Not sure I can take it on just yet, though it looks fascinating and also well-done.
So, at the moment, I'm reading E. Nesbit's The House of Arden. I thought that I'd read all of her books - English countryside, orphaned children, magic! - but this one is new to me. Just right for in-between, lay-on-the-couch reading.