I have recently purchased at my local independent book and comic shops:
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Delighted to jump onto this bandwagon, and I agree with the majority: the less you know going in, the better.
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke. Conflicted lawyer and ex-Black Power activist Jay Porter is an extremely compelling protagonist, and this book is the latest addition to my “If you like The Wire” booklist. And I know 1980s Houston and late 2000s New Orleans are not the same place, but I’m still hoping she’ll end up writing for David Simon’s new series, Treme.
What have you acquired lately?