Read half of Alif the Unseen, Willow Wilson, 2012. It was a good enough story but not good enough to finish.
Read half of, and listened to more than half of The Free World by David Bezmozgis, 2011. Could not finish it in either form, it just wasnt' that interesting and there were no characters I cared about.
But, am in the middle of two good books, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit by JJ Lee, 2011. Very interesting, reading about the art and history of suits, plus his story.
Benjamin Black's latest book, Vengeance, 2012 is also good. Like those dark characters.