I just finished listening to The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's a strange combination of apocalyptic/sci-fi/vampire. I enjoyed the whole thing. Not sure if it would stand up as well to a second closer read. There are a number of loose ends that I assume are lead-ins to the next in the series. On the whole, I liked it.
I just started reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I haven't read it since middle school I think, and I didn't get or forgot most of it.