Just finished A Brief History Of The Vikings by Jonathon Clements.
It's basically a grown up equivalent of The Ladybird Book Of Vikings in that it's fairly short and not too academic. However, he puts across a fairly detailed account of the Viking Age, and the writing style is engaging and interesting. I've tried several times to read history books, but there's only so many drawings of bits of flint, and long descriptions of bits of flint that I can normally take. This is the first non-fiction book I've completed in years.
Now back onto the Warriors Saga by Bernard Cornwell. Currently on book 3, The Lords Of The North.