Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley - everyone who reads this is infatuated with this book, and I can see why:
"In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison." (from Goodreads)We also picked up two books by Daniel Quinn, Ishmael and My Ishmael, which come highly recommended.
Overall, an impressive list of tbr titles. Of course, Fforde comes first, and I'm already 30 pages in to First Among Sequels, which takes place 14 years after Something Rotten. It is already as engaging, witty and exciting as the previous four. Great days ahead!