Tyler Cowen gives his list. I agree on Charles Murray and George Dyson. I also read Gertner and Fallows (primarily on Tyler’s previous blog recommendations), and I was happy I did so but not ready to grant best-of-the-year status.
My additions to the list would include James Manzi’s Uncontrolled, Enrico Moretti’s The New Geography of Jobs (in my opinion, one cannot put Murray on the list and leave out Moretti), Bruce Schneier’s Liars and Outliers (that one does not seem to have impressed anyone else I know), Paul Reid’s completion of William Manchester’s three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, and Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind (this is on an even higher plane, in my opinion–a candidate for book of the decade? See my review essay.)