Echoes by Laura Tisdall. Cyber-hacker-thriller but this stood out a mile, for me.
You can see why here.
A Place called Winter - by Patrick Gale. Literary (but by no means pretentious) fiction which quite bowled me over. Here it is.
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon. A debut novel with something special. You can read about it, and get the buying links, here.
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart really got to me. It's about coping with an autistic son and making a connection through a game. It's here.
Not Just a Boy by Jonathan Hill is a coming of age story which sent shivers down my spine. Not your run-of-the-mill tale of growing up here.
Coffin Maker by Mark L Fowler is (like most of his writing) unlike anything else. It's a great story and you can find it here.
Alien Love Story by A K Dawson is a YA novella (which now has a sequel) and is charming and funny and, yes, strange. It's here.
These are by no means the only books I rate highly. You can find them all on my book blog. The books mentioned in this post are those which have stayed with me as being unusual. You often find that books in any particular genre are written to a formula and when you read as many as I do, they can merge together in your mind. These most definitely haven't.
Here's to another year of reading, writing and enjoying myself. I just hope nobody finds out and stops me!