Just completed Persuasion by Jane Austen. It really was slow going for the first half of the book and I was worried that I was going to have a pretty poor perception of it on completion.
Luckily, all started to flow nicely for me in the second half of the book and I came to enjoy it quite a bit by the end. I'm certainly not done with Austen.
Now, to an indie read/review, I'll be reading The Followers by Evan Bollinger. It's a supernatural novella that seemed to me to be quite artistic in the telling. So I'll see how it goes.