I can't possibly be the only one here who loves reading. I love book recommendations, especially hidden treasures that aren't at the top of the trendy lists.
The princess series from Jim C. Hines is so good. It's a darker twist on classic fairy tales -- so far he's written about Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Ariel, and Red Riding Hood. The books are really well written -- you can find the first two chapters of Red Hood's Revenge on the left sidebar of the site.
The Name of the Wind is another fantastic book. It's the first of a series, and the second is due out March 1st, 2011. I can't wait.
I'm sure I'll think of more, but what about you guys?