I might as well say, right from the jump: it wasn't my usual kind of job.-- People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, about the mysteries of a real-life 15th Century illuminated Hebrew manuscript called the Sarajevo Haggadah.
Despite the popularity of this book, I haven't read it before. It is terrific.
It also counts for several challenges I'm working on: the European Reading Challenge, the Eastern European Reading Challenge, my TBR challenges, and the What's In a Name? Challenge.