After reading all the answers to Anniversary Week Giveaway #2, I wanted to share some of my own favorite reads from the past year (and I'm going to allow myself more than one title here, unlike the question of the day). You can also see more of my reads on my 2011 book page.
The Book of Negroes (recommended in the comments of last year's Anniversary Week; thanks Gisele!)
Case Histories (I'm now reading my third book -- in a row -- by Kate Atkinson.)
Room (One of the few books I actually read in just a few days, and I wasn't even on vacation.) Several people from this year's Anniversary Week also mentioned this as a favorite.
Art Saves Every now & then it's nice to read a book that reinforces what you're already doing and inspires you to be even better (instead of my fallback, feeling guilty that I'm not doing enough).