Locus, the magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy field, has announced their nominations for the Locus awards. I've actually read two of the novels on the list - wow! Check out the nominations.
Locus Award Finalists
From the Fantasy Novel category, I've read the excellent Among Others by Jo Walton. From the First Novel category, I've read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - a book I highly recommend.
Of course there are other books on the list I want to get to. Sigh, once again - so many books, so little time...