It's a bit of a mix.
PLATO AND A PLATYPUS WALK INTO A BAR which my sister Allison sent for my birthday. It's the history of western philosophy told with jokes. Very clever and insightful. I could have used this when I was a college freshman.
THE PHANTOM CHRONICLES - Another of Moonstone's stories mixing first rate authors with classic characters. I've had a soft spot for the Ghost-Who-Walks since I read his adventures in Charleton Comics as a kid. I've only read one story so far, by Richard Dean Starr. I'm hoping the rest are as good.
JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL - I actually haven't started this yet. From what I hear it's going to be a lot of fun!