Since I read a lot and feel like blathering about it.
Read this, mostly, on the plane home. It's about the author's life in Paris with a young family after leaving New York City for a couple of year. It's breezy and entertaining and there was a great comment he made about how, inevitably, books about foreign countries written by ex-pats are really books about America. Very interesting.
Also in the middle of this, about the daughter of Pope Julius, who commissioned the Sistine Chapel. Very well written, though there's a great deal based on conjecture.