I've gotten on a Rudyard Kipling kick. I recently finished Kim. Now I'm almost done with his anthology The Phantom Rickshaw. (As a Freemason I got a good laugh out of The Man Who Would Be King.)
Kipling was my father's favourite author. I can't say he's my favourite (a little too imperialistic at times) but he's a fun read when taken in the context of his times.
'Stalky and Co' was one of my favourite books going back to my school days.
I'm reading The Complete Stalky and Co. right now. It's quite a change from Kipling's stories of India - I was not aware that he had written school stories.
The Stalky stories are hilarious. I have some trouble relating to them, though - the education system here in the States is rather different from the system in Victorian England, and also I never attended high school.
The only other school stories I have read were those by Wodehouse (the Psmith books and some others). But Wodehouse's books featured so much cricket that I sometimes struggled to understand them. (Cricket isn't exactly a popular sport in the Republic of Texas!) The main characters in the Stalky stories seem to find cricket a bore!