I hereby admit one of my guilty pleasures: Jan Karon's Mitford series. I started reading it because it was recommended by Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God and The Mudhouse Sabbath.
I have just finished book two and picked book three up at the half price book shop. I'm sort of feeling bad about myself for my sudden interest in light fiction. Somehow I've got to get back into some serious stuff... maybe over the summer when my thoughts will (hopefully) be given back to me after four years captive in higher education.
Until then, bring on Mitford!