I just finished to read "The Egyptian" , this was an especial book to me because although it was very long, I read it in English.
It's and historical novel set in the ancient Egypt, specifically in the Akhenaten period.
Honestly the story itself is not very interesting but at least, now I can tell the difference between all those famous names like "Ramses, Aton, Amon, Nefertiti, Tutankamon, etc "
I just read Deception Point by Dan Brown. It's about a meteorite found within the artic cicle. The meteorite might have the proof about life beyond earth, but things happen in a way that in the middle of the story the protagonist and the other characters try to avoid this discover to go on public.