Thoughts to keep in mind:
I probably read faster than you do: I chew through 80-90 pages of lightweight stuff in an hour.
I probably have read much of what you may recommend, due to the above (and the fact I constantly am reading).
I have already put Dumas' 10 Years After and 20 Years After on the list.
Engrossing, somewhat humorous, intelligent, all are important traits. Oh, and I need the reccs by tomorrow.
I just got a good look at how many pages are in '10 Years Later'. Hah- nope, not going to need other recommendations. ;)