I just got Pillars Of the Earth by Ken Follett for my birthday and am loving it! I moaned when I opened it cause it's an Oprah book...Now, I love Oprah but was taking a break from her books cause they tend to be major downers. I read Map of the World during my last pregnancy, what a mistake!
I'm already about 1/2 way thru it, of course it helps that I am pregnant and am in bed alot these days.
If you like history and anything to do with the UK or are an architect, I highly recc. it!