I've finished The Man From U.N.C.L.E. No.12: The Monster Wheel Affair by David McDaniel, and Taras Bulba, by Nikolai Gogol.
The U.N.C.L.E. book is an enjoyable short light thriller. Taras Bulba is a short historical novel about the fifteenth century Cossacks. They are vividly depicted as passionate, warlike, and lacking self-control. Jews are depicted antisemitically. This translation, by C.J. Hogarth, translates the revised 1842 edition.