(it's from lj, but i'm sure we can assume it just means people who read your blog, right?)
- The Trachtenberg Speed System of Mathematics, translated by Ann Cutler and Rudolph McShane (I started to work through this and loved it, but just didn't have the time to keep going. Maybe one day)
- Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, by Vendela Vida (beautiful. bleak. amazing)
- The Contortionist's Handbook, by Daniel Clevenger (chosen by D on the strength of the Chuck Palahniuk quote on the front: 'I swear to god this is the best book I have read in years'. In the end, I loved it; D wasn't so keen. It tempted me towards the dark side, but I stayed away.)
- Cleanskin, by Val McDermid. (Read it because it's great. Read it because of what you find out about tattoos and lymph nodes. Read it because it's short. Just read it.)
- Cheating slightly: Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, by Garth Nix. Should be as popular as Harry Potter and the His Dark Materials trilogy. Loved it. I suspect it's not quite as popular as it should be because it centres around girls and women.
- Charlotte Sometimes, by Penelope Farmer. Yes, the book that inspired the Cure song. It's really good.
- The Taxi Driver's Daughter, by Julia Darling. Beautiful, and makes me sad that she died so young. What else could she have written.... (If I'm wrong about anything, I suspect it's this. Clare might have it.)
- The Half Life of Stars, by Louise Wener. Yes that Louise Wener.
- Strangers, by Taichi Yamada. I fell in love with the cover, and the book backed it up.
- The Origin of the World: Science and Fiction of the Vag1na, by Jelto Drenth. Bought after reading this review. It didn't let me down.
Have you read any of them? Go ahead, prove me wrong :o)