As a beginner, I've decided on only 5 books as listed below.
NYT Notable 07:
Falling Man by Don Delillo
Mothers and Sons: Stories, by Colm Toibin
On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan
PW Best Books 07:
Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill
2007 IRA CL/R SIG Notable Books:
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
I might add more to the list as time goes by. But let's see how it goes!