Thanksgiving marks the onset (or onslaught, if you prefer) of the end-of-the-year "Best Of," "Most notable," "Cheers and Jeers," and other lists we will be madly clicking on throughout December, if only to say "Was that really X months ago already?" and feel like time has boldly marched on with or without our permission.

What's on your list of most memorable books you've read this year, and why?