I just finished reading the non-fiction book, "A Venetian Affair" by Andrea Di Robilant.
This was such an interesting book -- a true story of two young lovers in Venice in the 1750-ish time frame, forbidden to see each other or marry due to social convention. I loved the voyeuristic nature of the book, reading the actual letters that they wrote to each other, and appreciated the amount of research the author put into filling the story without distorting it.
The book made me alternately laugh and well up in tears. A good read.