Dead Lions - Mick Herron
I'm thankful to be able to turn to Mick Herron when my reading brain needs refreshment. His Slough House series is a delight, full of bizarre ex-spies who've tanked their careers, and peppered with unexpected and creative plot twists. One of the most enjoyable aspects of Herron's work is that it's chock full of peculiar British humor and irreverence.

This isn't the espionage of Silva, or the thriller of Baldacci, or the amped-up hero of Child. The Slough House books are as British as a cuppa tea, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.