The Unruly Queen by Flora Fraser. A biography of Queen Caroline, wife of George IV of England. Kind of a sordid story, full of double standards for women (if she had an affair, it was treason--if he had an affair, is was merely discouraged), but a very interesting account of the era nonetheless.
Jeffrey Brown's Funny Misshapen Body. A graphic novel about becoming a cartoonist. It manages not to get too meta, and is self-deprecating and touching by turns.
Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy, Volumes 1&2. Not that the story is extremely compelling nor the art particularly astounding (especially when I compare to later work like MW), but still. It's part of the foundations of the Japanese comics scene.
...Lord of the Rings, again. I can't seem to help myself.