My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
This is a collection of short stories (I love short stories, so I'm not tempted to stay up all night reading....) written in the early 20th century. I thought they were HILARIOUS! Wodehouse knows how to turn a phrase. They were so funny. If you're interested in a little break from reality, check him out.
44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith
This book came from a serialized novel, originally published in The Scotsman. It's a novel, but basically a series of short stories written about the same characters. It is set in Edinburgh and I thought it was fun to get a better look at the city I thought was so beautiful! The nice thing is that if you like it, there are at least 3-4 more books. The novel was so popular, he just kept writing.