I usually have at least three or four books going at a time.
The books currently on my night table include: American Vampire, a graphic novel by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque and Stephen King; The Kingdom in paperback by Clive Cussler; The Ptolemies by Duncan Sprott and Eastern Europe! by Tomek Jankowski.
Whatever book or combination I am reading includes a bit of history, archaeology, and some mystery–supernatural or otherwise.
I started with Eastern Europe! when some DNA tests from Family Tree DNA indicated I have a substantial amount of Eastern European and Baltic ancestry. I’m acquainting myself with the region before I make a trip there someday.
Graphic novels are usually done by wonderful storytellers–both writers and artists. IMHO, they are under appreciated both as good writing and as an art form.
The Ptolemies are a great soap opera of a dynasty, with plenty of interesting characters and weird twists and turns. Following them is like feeling your way against a dark temple wall.
Clive Cussler also tells a good story. I like Dirk Pitt, but Sam and Remi Fargo are my favorites. They are adventurer-archaeologists–something I wish I could be.
What books are you reading?