I don't read for the beauty of language. I also don't read for literary reasons. I read for the stories. That's it. I read very quickly. If a book is bogged down by wordiness I skip full paragraphs. That being said, beginning with June 2005, books that I've completed:

In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George
The eighth in the Inspector Lynley Series

Terror in the skies: Why 9/11 Could Happen Again by Annie Jacobsen

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich
Not as good as the last one, but interesting.

Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss

The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
The first in a new series

Playing for the Ashes by Elizabeth George
The seventh in the Inspector Lynley Series

Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
The eleventh in the Stephanie Plum series

Rage by Jonathan Kellerman
Another Alex Delaware novel

Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George
The sixth in the Inspector Lynley Series

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I really tried to read this. I mostly skimmed it. Not a great read or a great story.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

For the Sake of Elena by Elizabeth George
The fifth in the Inspector Lynley Series

A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George
The fourth in the Inspector Lynley Series

Dance of Death by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
The most recent in the Pendergast series.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
In the end, I didn't like this book. It started well, but really was disappointing.

Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George
The third in the Inspector Lynley series

Payment in Blood by Elizabeth George
The second in the Inspector Lynley series

A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
The first in the Inspector Lynley series.