Two books yesterday:
Eliot Pattison - Ashes of the Earth
It's subtitled, A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America, which pretty much sold me on the book. There was an apocalypse, the world destroyed itself (nuclear war is implied), and this is a mystery novel set in the midst of the rebuilding process, at least a generation out from the event. Could be gloomy; we'll see.
Frank Beddor - The Looking Glass Wars
So, I've seen sequels for this, but never the first book (which this is). Beddor sets the novel in some version of Lewis Carrol's Wonderland; there's a war. The central premise is that Carrol was told the story of Alice in Wonderland by Alyss, the rightful heir to the throne of Wonderland, and he badly mangled her tale. It could be interesting, we'll see.