Thinking back over the year I'm not sure I've read any books that were actually written this year. This is disgraceful and I must go check.
Back now. I was wrong. In non-fiction:
Peter Rollins How (Not) To Speak of God
James Smith Who's Afraid of Post-Modernisim
...were both written this year but I enjoyed...
Rob Bell Velvet Elvis (2005)
Brian McLaren A new kind of Christian trilogy (2001, 2003, 2005)
Best works of fiction I finished this year were :
Joanne Harris Gentlemen and Players (2005)
Rupert Thomson Divided Kingdom (2005)
Philip Roth The Human Stain (2001)
Carl Hiaasen Flush (2005)
I need to read some books sooner rather than leave them on a shelf to be read if I am to get a grip of current writing at all. Must let some important books queue jump.
Finally, I've owned my New International Version Hebrew/Greek key-word study Bible for only four weeks but it is excellent. Quite expensive (£42) but worth it I reckon.