Recently my reading - which is always fairly broadly spread, 'eclectic' even - was devoted to China and I read Alan Hessler's several "Journals of his travels in China" (and Chang's "Factory Girls").
After reading the two Sci-Fi catastrophe novels by John Birmingham (both trilogies) and his "Leviathan" now I am off to the American Civil War, starting with:
"Shiloh, 1862": by Winston Groom, and then I'll be moving to:
"Gettysburg": by Stephen W. Sears, followed by "Those Damned Black Hats! - The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign": by Lance Herdegen
I intend to finish my sojourn into the US with "Gettysburg: The Meade-Sickles Controversy (Military Controversies)": by Richard A Sauers and follow that with James A Hessler's controversial biography "Sickles at Gettysburg"
Got some heavy reading ahead of me - Gettysburg, alone, by Sears is 640 pages - and all five US civil war tomes for less than $50 from Amazon through my Kindle.
At least I can sit up in my recliner of an evening and read until I drop off to sleep! LOL!