I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Oh, Barbara Pym, where have you been all my life? I am loving this book so far.
Perhaps it helps that I'm an always single woman who is looking to retire in the near future and trying to get my finances in ship shape for that event. At any rate, downward social comparison is making me feel much better about my life.