.....about coming to the end of the calendar year is the lists that everyone does: The best _______ of 2005. Now, obviously, some are more helpful than others.
Anyway, here's a link to John Wilson's (of Christianity Today's Book and Culture newsletter) list of the best books of 2005. Not the most important, or the most well-written. Just the ones he liked best. It's a very eclectic list, to say the least!