Currently splitting my time between Justin Cronin's The Passage and Walter Dean Myers' Fallen Angels.
I was a little leery of the former – it's a postapocalyptic vampire novel – but so far it's pretty good. It's better written than it has any right to be, and it deals with the vampiric elements in a fairly novel way. Essentially, it's a virus that the military was trying to mine for bioweapons, and – as these things usually happen – Things Got Out of Control.™ The first two hundred pages are the discovery of the virus and the buildup to the outbreak, then it skips forward to the year 92 A.V. (subtle, that), and we meet an entirely new cast of characters, struggling to survive. The section I read this morning had them wandering down from their mountain hideout and seeing a field of wind turbines in the San Gorgonio Pass, which should be recognizable to all of us Coachella attendees. Fun stuff so far, and grounding it in a real location gives it a nice touch of verisimilitude.
The other book is a Young Adult novel about the Vietnam War. It follows a black kid from Harlem who was drafted and finds himself right in the thick of things. I've been a fan of Myers from way back. He writes to a younger audience without condescending, and he really doesn't pull any punches here. The language and violence is appropriate for the setting, and the really cool thing about the book so far is that it's pretty morally ambiguous. Heavy stuff for younger readers, and it's a prime example of how the best YA Lit is just quality stuff, period, regardless of how old you are.