Hi David! I hope you've had a great year. Here are a couple of books I read from the last year that you might enjoy, as someone who likes fantasy/sci fi:
Gregor the Overlander (and sequels) by Suzanne Collins
Singer of All Songs (and others in the Chanters of Tremaris series) by Kate Constable
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (Grimms fairy tale retelling)
The Vacation by Polly Horvath (not quite fantasy, but very surreal)
Those are just a few, and of course you can see other things I've been reading in this blog. I hope you enjoy your amazon gift certificate and have a wonderful new year!
your cousin Katie