I plan to post a much longer list soon, listing all the books I've read over the past five years. I'm curious to see what folks think of them.
But, for now, here are a few quick listings-- favorite books I've read in the past few months, all of which have been in some way influential upon my writing:
The RAVENOR trilogy by Dan Abnett
THE NUTMEG OF CONSOLATION by Patrick O'Brian (#14 in the amazing, 20-book series)
CELL by Stephen King
(An interesting zombie novel, but not one of my favorite works by King. I gave this one away at OmegaCon in March after I finished it.)
NAPOLEON'S PYRAMIDS by William Dietrich
(Very influential for what I'm planning to do with SENTINELS vol. 4: THE SHIVA ADVENT!)
Many more coming soon...