If you're looking to spice up the ol' reading list, there are worse places to start than with the longlist for the Indie Booksellers Choice Awards:

The Black History of the White House by Clarence Lusane (City Lights)
Contingency Plan by David K Wheeler (TS Poetry)
The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney’s)
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (W.W. Norton)
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Grove/Atlantic)
Nox by Anne Carson (New Directions)
The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich (Two Dollar Radio)
Orion You Came and Took All My Marbles by Kira Henehan (Milkweed Editions)
The Report by Jessica Francis Kane (Graywolf)
The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled)
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns (Dorothy)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)
Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr (Akashic)

The Windup Girl is high on my to-read list; just finished Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker, a pretty solid entry in the YA-futuristic-class-war genre. Grace Krilanovich's The Orange Eats Creeps is a creepy callback to the Pacific Northwest's scuzzy, druggy side (with vampires!); I've also been chipping away at Adam Levine's gajillion-page The Instructions for a while now, with enjoyment if only moderate progress. Anybody else read any of these?