I’ve read a few books over the last 3 months. Here’s my ultra-short reviews (in no particular order).
Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander, Post Captain and H.M.S. Surprise: Good, but not outstanding.
O’Brian has a tendency to massively understate keys parts of storyline and I find that some sub-plots just do not come to a satisfying conclusion.
Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon, Broken Angels and Market Forces: Great reading, but extremely violent.
Morgan writes reasonably hard SciFi set in the far future (in the case of Altered Carbon/Broken Angels) or some kind of near alternate future (Market Forces).