Here are links to the Best Books of 2011 from various sources (in no particular order). Search the library catalog for titles here.
Atlanta Journal Constitution Best Books of the South
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Barnes and Noble
New York Times
After briefly viewing the lists, the books I have direct experience with are Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones, Bossypants by Tina Fey, and A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Read my review of Silver Sparrow here.