I would probably put Pat Rothfuss' work at the top of the list of anything I've read recently. He is tremendously talented, and creates some beautiful, beautiful things with his words.
The epilogue to The Name of the Wind - "The third silence" - is some of my favorite writing, ever.
I keep wanting to give Joe Abercombie a shot. Heard nothing but excellent things about it.
"You gotta love livin', cause dying is a pain in the ass."