Not really novels but...
'A Rough Ride' by Paul Kimmage.
Anything by Josie Dew
Anything by Dervla Murphy (although I can't stand them!)
'It's Not About The Bike' and 'Every Second Counts' by Lance.
I'm not a LA fanboi by any means, but they are good books. Mind you, when someone comes across in their own autobiography as being an arrogant self-centered pr1ck you do begin to wonder about them.
If you liked French Revolutions then you might like stuff by Peter Moore. Travel rather than cycling, but Vroom with a View is excellent - going round Italy on a Vespa.
Panter, I have a few good cycling books which are gathering dust on a shelf somewhere. What kind of stuff are you looking for? I'll have a look later for titles, but most of them are about pro cycling if that would interest you. I could send you a few if you like.