@GlitterDragon if you like sci-fi, you have to try Juliet Marillier! She has a few completed series out already. I believe most of her series are based on Celtic lore (which I love), but the Wolfskin series is based on Nordic lore also.Strong female characters, historical, and they have a good romance line without being all about it.
A book a month works for me. I usually read more than one book at a time so it can take me anywhere from a couple days to a month to get through it depending on how into it I am and how many other books I'm reading at the same time.