I spent several weeks reading The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells and it was absolutely time well spent. It’ an expanding series of short books - more novellas than novels and follows the adventures of a security unit which has cracked its governor unit, and can do whatever the hell it wants.
What it wants to do is look after people and watch soap operas.
There are, I think six books so far all named like 1980s thrillers, but shorter and more wholesome. The volumes are:
They’re worth reading. Every single one. The characters are well rounded, the dialogue and the situations are entertaining, and the action is well written. as I say, wholesome as heck. You should read the Murderbot diaries right now.