I find that I am in a book group some readers will recognise. You have a current interest, but take time off to read other random books. Instead of broadening my mind, all I find in these books are examples of what I am taking my mind away from. Teargas, arrests at midnight, beatings...maybe I shouldn't have chosen a book about Romania.
It is 'The Last Hundred Days' by Patrick McGuiness, 2011, Seren Books.