I haven’t been keeping up to date with what I’ve read recently, so here is a quick catch-up:
Alan Furst’s Blood of victory – it says a lot about Furst that while I vaguely remember enjoying this, I can’t remember what it was about, just the noir-ish atmosphere and a couple of characters. His WW2 thrillers are enjoyable enough, but very samey and unmemorable after a while. 
Rabbi Lionel Blue’s autobiography A backdoor to heaven. I loved this, as I adore Rabbi Lionel Blue (he does Thought for the day on the Today programme). Such a funny, human man. I wrote him a fan letter to say how much his TFTD cheers me up. 
Two texts by Kant, for my course: What is enlightenment? and Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View. I’ve written about these for my course and will try and dig it out and post it on here at some point.  
Further German philosophy: extracts from Herder’s Ideas for the Philosophy of History of Humanity and from Hegel’s Lectures on the philosophy of history. And oh boy, the Hegel is hard.  
More fun is V. P. Brady’s Love in the theatre of Marivaux which I’m reading for my French enlightenment course and really enjoying. I’m beginning to appreciate Marivaux more: the lightness, the elegance, the wit. It’s like good, non-tragic ballet. 
Less interesting was Jonathan Wolff’s Why read Marx today? which is short and easy and nothing I don’t already know.