Here's what I've read this past week:
1) Wolf Star by R. M. Meluch. Further adventures of the USS Merrimack against the Roman Palatine Empire in space.
2) Imperfect Sword by Jack Campbell. I'm about four chapters into this novel. It's a fast read. It's about the Midway star system and its quest for independence from the Syndicate Worlds empire, which is breaking up after a century long war with the Star Alliance. The main characters discussed sending their underlings on a dangerous mission.
3) The War of Spanish Succession by James Falkner. More about warfare in the Age of Reason in the early 1700s.