I generally have a couple of books going all the time. Currently I'm reading period pieces.
Blue Eyed Devil, by Robert B. Parker. Haven't read many westerns since I was kid, but Parker brings his well polished dialogue approach to a pair of gun fighters in Appaloosa. Parker gets more exposition out of fewer words than most authors.
Farewell, My Lovely, by Raymond Chandler. Spotted this 1940 mystery on the Library shelf, and decided it was time for a revisit. Glad I did. The scenes and language are right out of the 40's, but his prose still resonates.