Having had a cold this week, most evenings saw me in bed earlier than usual. Luckily I had two thick books to see me through. 

The God of the Hive by Laurie R King

Holmes' brother Mycroft, son Damien, and granddaughter Estelle are in trouble in this novel from the Mary Russell series.
Mary's latest challenge is not the miffed Scotland Yard detectives nor the nefarious criminals after her, but the small child in her care: "I had much to learn about small children. Such as the ability to ride pickaback, and the inability to whisper. "

Or fall asleep during a Texas thunderstorm.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Weighing in at 720 pages, this novel captures the lives of four college friends as they proceed through graduations, first jobs, crappy apartments, and career breaks. Willem is the actor. JB is an artist. Malcolm is an architect. Jude is the lawyer. With harrowing backstories, insightful flashbacks, adoptive fathers, and peripheral lovers, this novel is fascinating to read. Nodding off from the Sudafed is not a problem since this one is easy to dip in and out of for observations, ruminations, and introspections of friendship.