Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore. A lovely little YA fantasy novel. Creative and enjoyable. Fun characters, a unique and interesting world, and an engaging plot. <3 YA fantasy. Click through for full review.
Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym (This is the story of four people in late middle-age - Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia - whose chief point of contact is that they work in the same office and they suffer the same problem - loneliness. Lovingly, poignantly, satirically and with much humour, Pym conducts us through their small lives and the facade they erect to defend themselves against the outside world.)