I don't know what to read now. I still have five weeks and I feel like I should be using it to read things that are 100% unrelated to science and academia during this brief window when I CAN. But what would those things even be?
I recommend The Black Company series by Glen Cook.
To everyone. All the time.
Until they beg me to stop.
Pure entertainment though, in contrast to much of the... heavier stuff ITT.
I've got the first three compilation books of that series. I concur, it is good, but there is some depressing/weird/fucked up shit in it, but then it is the chronicles of a mercenary outfit so...