"Let The Right One In" by John Ajvide Lindqvist. A simultaneously heartbreaking/terrifying tale of bullying and friendship (and vampires, of course). I wonderful Swedish piece that is actually taught in the Swedish school system!
This book was really well-written and puts an awesome twist on the current "vampire/fantasy" trend but completely for adults. I cannot wait for the second book in this series. I have been drawn into these characters and want to find out what happens next!
Books to read...I've already read 13 books on this list and agree with each of their inclusion or at least their series. At least 1 is sitting on my to be read book shelf and two more are on my to be read list. In other words, this list is pretty awesome.