I don't often pay attention to lists like this, but last year, I found some real gems I wouldn't have read otherwise. I haven't read a single book on this list, although all of them are compelling. Most of what I read is non-fiction, and I am particularly picky about the fiction I read, but the choices here are definitely going on my 'to read' list.
Since many of you that read my blog are as crazy about books as I am, I thought I would pass along this list, courtesy of NPR. Do go to her list and read her commentary, it will definitely pique your interest.