Earlier this month, The New York Times published its annual list of 100 Notable Books of the Year. It followed up this past weekend with the Top 10 Best Books of 2006. So, dear readers, it’s time we discussed our favorite reads.

What new book kept you up all night this year? What’s still lingering, unread, by your bedside? Please share your favorites – simply click the comments link to join this week’s Table Topic.

Plus: If you’re looking for more book fodder, check out The Guardian’s list of top 10 literary blogs. Crime lovers may want to start with Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind, a blog by Sarah Weinman. Bookslut,
a magazine and blog, always has good information. Its founder, Jessa
Crispin, was not that impressed by the NYT 100 Notable Books, but she did some counting
and noticed that female authors accounted for 50 percent of the year’s
notable fiction/poetry and 26 percent of the year’s notable nonfiction.
About 10 of the books are National Book Critics Circle finalists.