The best book that I read last year was without a doubt the Book Thief (Book review here)!
I know I have raved enough about this book, but it is one of those books that is just so frustratingly good.
I read the entire book in two days flat, thankfully one of which was a Sunday so work was not affected :P.
It was one of those books that is so beautifully written, the characters are so real, that you think you know them. I read the book on kindle, but I actually missed the book so much that I had to get it for myself.
The idea of doing this came to me by looking at Sucheta Biswas’s blog, you could check out her challenge here.