Huh, tastes in line with my own.
Was in a very sci-fi mood for the past year and read through the Spin series, a handful of Iain M Banks (was crushed when he passed), including The Hydrogen Sonata and Transition. Hydrogen is a Culture book, so you have always have an idea of what to expect. Transition, though, was a different setting entirely - I really enjoyed it, which made it all the more sad that, with his passing, it's a book universe that won't be explored further.
Also finally got around to reading the 2nd and 3rd Gentleman Bastard (Locke Lamora) books. They're enjoyable, though sometimes a little too clever. That won't stop me from reading the 4th when it comes out, though.
Read through the Mistborn trilogy. I enjoyed it, but would like to see that world, pre-books 2/3, explored a little more.
Those of you on the fantasy bent should check out Joe Abercrombie's books, starting with the First Law trilogy. Memorable characters, a surprising amount of humor, lots o' fightin' and killin'. Seeing the GoT series take off on HBO makes me think that Abercrombie's work would be well-received if it were given the same treatment. Speaking of GoT, I've finally started reading A Song of Fire and Ice - didn't feel very compelled to read it in the middle of season 4, but now that it's over, I'll plow it to it a little more.