I´ve read much lighter literature than usual - chick lit, even (the shame!), old Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse re-reads. I have needed a pick-me-up, also haven´t been able to concentrate as well as usual.
BTW I far prefer Alison Weir´s history books to her historical novels, go figure!
I also read "Bring out the bodies", it was interesting enough for me to want to read Wolf Hall, too. As you may remember I am very interested in the Tudor period (and Elizabeth I especially).