Colly and Manderbeast, you might enjoy the Temeraire books by Naomi Novik. They're historical fiction in a sense -- they're books about the Napoleonic wars, but with dragons. That works better than it sounds. Right now, though, I'm reading "The Gutter and the Grave" by Ed McBain. It's one in a series of classic and new hardboiled fiction paperbacks called Hardcase Crime -- published by the husband of Naomi Novik, who I mentioned above. They're great books, and very good for learning about "that which is wrong," to help us do only that which is right.