The Elegant Variation links to best books of 2005 lists here and here. The latter link has much else besides that is more interesting than the lists.
Joel Weishaus, a poet and co-author (with David Rosen) of The Healing Spirit of Haiku has begun a series of digital critiques. The first takes a pretty thorough and imaginative look at David Budbill's Moment to Moment and While We've Still Got Feet. I read While We've Still Got Feet this past summer, thinking to review it. But I disliked it intensely. Joel -- who, by the way, has reviewed for The Inquirer -- evidently thinks better of it.
Finally, here is a link to the blog of Peter Stothard, editor of the TLS.