For the last several years, I have read a lot of books about Scotland, its history, and Regency-era etiquette. It is a bit overwhelming. I have been very careful when I read fiction. I do not want the books to influence my own work.
One book that I read time and again is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. When such books were required reading, I did not like them. Now that I can choose to read the classics, I enjoy them.
If you want to take a break for good fiction, give this book a try. Then, when you return to my books, please be kind. It is hard to top Ms. Austen.