While you're reading throughout the spring and summer, if you come across a "wow, this is the best of 2011," be prepared to nominate it at the Indie Lit Awards site.
Nominations aren't open yet, but they will be on September 1st (seems like a long time away doesn't it). Only literary (book) bloggers can nominate. Genres are:
I'm eager to see what'll be nominated in the non-fiction category -- that's the one I'm committed to read and vote on.
P.S. If you want to be reminded in September to nominate a book, leave a comment here or fill out the form, and I'll nudge you.