Lord John and the Private Matter. It's a mystery set in the 1700s with a gay English military officer as the protagonist. I'm re-listening to the whole series and it's holding up to a second listen pretty well.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
I was reading a book called Letters to Juliet about people writing letters to Juliet of Verona, that's the character from Romeo and Juliet, I'm nearly finished it now and might write a letter itself, there is an annual contest and the winnder gets a stay in Verona for two people.
Also I'm reading Jung's Anwer to Job, and another book called The Wish List which is a massive life list someone composed and I'm using it to think about goals I might want to complete myself.
I'm reading The Riddle Master's Game at night, its from the fantasy masterworks series but its not as good as Jack Vance's Lyonesse Two which I was reading before that.
There's a book on Ghosts, a natural history of Ghost Hunting but its sort of something to pass the time just, its not that interesting but it passes the time.
The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz. I love this book. This is 50,000 hours of a psychoanalyst's sessions condensed into a book. If you enjoyed HBO's In Treatment series or if you enjoy learning what makes a person tick, then go read this book.
If bees did go extinct, we could always hire people to dress up as bees and pollinate flowers with tiny feather dusters. Sure it'd be more expensive, but there are also millions of idle teens.