Another post inspired by my friend Sarah Rooftops...
But as, unlike her, I cannot remember all the books I read in 2011, I thought I would flag up my favourites:
The very best: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. A unique, magical fantasy book.
Runners-up: Paperboy by Christopher Fowler, a gripping, funny and sometimes traumatic autobiography. I love his Bryant and May crime series. Generation A by Douglas Coupland , a sinister and witty future dystopia. The City and the City by China Mieville , a political thriller set in an alternate world divided city. All new books (to me) by some of my favourite authors.