1) Megan Lindholm: Wizard of the PigeonsBummer. I haven't read any of these. That makes me question the list, to be honest, although the Bujold has been on my to-buy list for ages.
2) Ben Aaronovitch: Midnight Riot (aka Rivers of London)
3) Lois McMaster Bujold: Paladin of Souls
4) Kim Stanley Robinson, The Wild Shore
5) N. K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
HT: SF Signal