Lost in Moscow, by Kirsten Koza.
Blondel's song, by David Boyle (for an entertaining, fictional retelling of the Blondel and Richard I story, try Tom Holt's Overtime).
I'm a superhero, by Daxton Wilde, with secretarial help from Sherry Wilde.
69 A.D. : the year of four emperors, by Gwyn Morgan.
A natural history of human emotions, by Stuart Walton.
Puberty girl, by Shushann Movsessian. Think of it as the junior "Story of V" ... if you know parents looking for a book for their fledgling daughters, this is one to recommend.
A history of violence, by John Wagner. The film version of this graphic novel, starring Viggo Mortensen, was released earlier this year.
Dragonslippers : this is what an abusive relationship looks like, by Rosalind B. Penfold.
Jesse Monongya : opal bears and lapis skies and Arctic transformations : the jewelry of Denise and Samuel Wallace, by Lois Sherr Dubin. Volumes in a new series of books showcasing the work of Native American jewelrymakers.
Ellis Island portraits, 1905-1920, by Augustus F. Sherman. Costume alert for the sewers ... much clothing/headdress/jewelry detail and some multiple views of the same person/outfit.
Cheese : a connoisseur's guide to the world's best, by Max McCalman & David Gibbons.
The best DVDs you've never seen, just missed or almost forgotten : a guide for the curious film lover, edited by Peter M. Nichols.
The driving book : everything new drivers need to know but don't know to ask, by Karen Gravelle. Never hurts for the "old" drivers to do a quick review either. :p
Everybody into the pool : true tales, by Beth Lisick.
Charlemagne : the great adventure, by Derek Wilson.
Obsession, with intent : violence against women, by Lee Lakeman.
Nameless flowers : selected poems of Gu Cheng, by Gu Cheng.
Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, by Zainab Salbi.
Hair & fashion, by Caroline Cox & Lee Widdows.
Shoes : what every woman should know, by Stephanie Pedersen.
Warped passages : unraveling the mysteries of the universe's hidden dimensions, by Lisa Randall.
Yellow crocodiles and blue oranges : Russian animated film since World War II, by David MacFadyen.
Blink : the power of thinking without thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell.
Northern exposures : photographing and filming the Canadian north, 1920-45, by Peter Geller.
How to work for an idiot : how to survive and thrive without killing your boss, by John Hoover.
The bedside book of birds : an avian miscellany, edited by Graeme Gibson.
The dancing girls of Lahore : selling love and saving dreams in Pakistan's ancient pleasure district, by Louise Brown.
Don't try this at home : culinary catastrophes from the world's greatest chefs, edited by Kimberly Witherspoon and Andrew Friedman.
The last sentry : the true story that inspired The Hunt for Red October, by Gregory D. Young and Nate Braden.
Court lady and country wife, by Lita-Rose Betcherman.
Nell Gwyn : mistress to a king, by Charles Beauclerk.
The trial : a history from Socrates to O.J. Simpson, by Sadakat Kadri.
Tango : the art history of love, by Robert Farris Thompson.
All yesterday's parties : the Velvet Underground in print, 1966-1970, edited by Clinton Heylin.