Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
Because I couldn't pick just one. (It was a bit tough from this side of the Atlantic finding out what authors were attending, but I think this is right.)
The Handmaid's Tale is a modern classic, as, I think, Mantel's Wolf Hall will be. Mary Beard writes first-class non-fiction about the Romans, like her The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found.