Currently one is reading the dreaded summer reading;
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
It is remarkably poor writing, and the only reason the school is having the students read it is because he was the only remotely appropriate American author of his time period.
Otherwise, one is tentatively beginning to read Jane Austen, and for relief one has the entire Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
^_____^ One simply adores Lemony Snicket. He is quite cynical and almost gothic. As for Terry Pratchett, one's favorite character is Death, if only for his humor, so it follows that one's favorite book is Hogfather.