Convincing a group of booksellers to pare down their lists of favorite books of the year to five each — only five! — may be as tricky as herding cats. Or chickens (very well-read chickens, natch). But we did it. And, we might add, we’re quite happy with the results. Browse all of our 2011 Staff Top 5s here. Plus, save 30% on all our #1 picks for a limited time!