Soulless (and the rest of the Gail Carriger Parasol Protectorate series). I found Carriger's books mentioned on another blog site (Adventure Into Romance) and it sounded so good, I just had to run right out to the library and grab the first two of the series. It did make me read everyone of these paranormal/steam punk adventures. It hasn't really made me go crazy for paranormal/steam punk, though.
And Bookish Sarah asks: What genre do you avoid reading and why?
For the most part, I avoid horror, true crime and true disaster stories, thriller/psychological thrillers, and children-in-danger stories (particularly more modern, more graphic). Why? I feel like there's enough drama, horror and nastiness in modern life--I read to escape. If I'm going to wind up reading stories that will only remind me of today's headlines or make me have nightmares, then I might as well read the newspaper. And I cannot take stories that involve the abuse or murder of children. Can't do it.