Kate Griffin, A Madness of AngelsThere was something in The Madness of Angels -- the magic, the characterization, the hectic and episodic action -- that reminded me very much tonally of the older Bad Pennies. Brendan, if you're reading, I don't know whether this counts as a recommendation, but I'd be interested to know what you thought of it.
Octavia E. Butler, Adulthood Rites
Samuel R. Delany, Dark Reflections
Connie Willis, Blackout
Hiromi Goto, Half World
Ellen Kushner, Swordspoint (reread)
Ellen Kushner, The Privilege of the Sword (reread)
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
There's more I might say about a lot of these books (which were excellent and diverse) but this is late enough already. Those curious about the Kushners might look to what I wrote about them last time around.