I've been reading a lot. Here are some good ones. I'm looking for more good ones if people have suggestions:
(Gotta go to work, can't make the links. Sorry, you'll have to use the google. I'm too lazy to be a blogger anymore).
A Drink Before the War (Lehane)
Darkness, Take My Hand (Lehane)
The Technics of Time (Mumford)
Our Story Begins (Wolff- reviewed for TOC- the section's second ever six star review)
The Soul Thief (Baxter- I'm not so sold on the ending but its baroque cleverness was perfectly appropriate)
Some I've picked up but not read yet:
The Torrents of Spring (Turgenev, not that American guy)
The Lost World (Doyle)
Some I read less recently but have not sufficiently praised in these particular environs:
You Remind Me of Me (Chaon-having replaced "The Count of Monte Cristo" as my favorite ever)
The Tesseract (Garland)
Some books I didn't love so much but finished anyway:
Bright Lights, Big City (Mcininininininery)
The Sun Also Rises (That American guy-A good friend practically took this personally. I hope no one here does).