Just as I predicted, my reading malaise is now over. It's been a year of change thus far, and once life was done turning me upside down and shaking me by the heels (in good ways), I was able to sink, once more, into the magic conjured by another mind.
The book to break the (brief, but simultaneously oh-so long) drought was Mark Hodder's THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF SPRING HEELED JACK. Now I'm knee-deep in THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch. After that, I'll be cracking open the box of books labeled To Be Read; it's filled with treasures that caught my eye only to be cast aside when the apathy struck.
To those of you who offered reading suggestions, both in comments and via email, thank you. I'm always looking for new books to love.