It's the second year for the Quills, which hopes to bring some of the glamor and attention of the Oscars and Grammys and Emmys to the book industry. Here's a link to the five nominees in all the major categories. Poetry is especially weak, but the five best fiction novels is a decent list:
Black Swann Green by David Mitchell (I have GOT to read this guy)
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
March by EL Doctorow
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen.