Bill Bryson - The Road to Little Dribbling - Last year I read Paul Theroux's memoir from 1982 walking around the coast of Britain, and Bryson's memoir published in 2015 give the same impression: outside of London, Britain must be the drabbest, most boring great nation on the planet. Small town England sounds like the small town Midwest minus the friendliness and charm.
Somerset Maugham - The Collected Short Stories, Vol. 1 - There are 5 total volumes, I believe, and I think before the end of my life I'll get around to them all (they're all around 500 pages long). He's a master of the form, though I can see why his reputation has fallen in contemporary times -- he was a white British colonialist writing about the Pacific islands and southeast Asia in the early 1900s, and so there's a bit of non-PC language and attitudes there (even though, by the standards of the time, he's no racist -- by making his non-white characters 3D human beings, he's a bleeding heart SJW. I mean, compare him to anyone else at the time!) As with most short story collections, I can only read 2 or 3 a day, or otherwise the stories will get all jumbled together in my mind.