No guilt. Just read.
Here's an awesome book that, despite starred reviews, flew under the radar when it came out in 2009. I've blogged about it before, but I'll blog about it again, because I've been perusing it while I should be reading something new:
Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
Vikings. Romance. Great writing. Fantastic adventure. Man, I really love this book (and you can skip the Viking poetry interlaced through the chapters if you have a hard time with that stuff—I enjoyed it, but I usually don't so much). This cover doesn't really do it justice, because this is a book for everybody (not just Dungeons and Dragons fans...).