During our “Live Fix” chat on Friday, we got a great question: What are the best political books of 2011?

With only 7 shopping days until Christmas — and 17 shopping days until the Iowa caucuses! — we thought it made sense to turn that question over to the Fixista hive mind.

A book "Confidence Men" written by Ron Suskind is on display for sale at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on September 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

We’ll put the suggestions into a Fix post early next week — in plenty of time for some last-minute Christmas shopping. (Just in case you need inspiration, check out our list of the best political books ever.)

And, to get you started, here are a few of our favorites from the year that was:

* “Jack Kennedy, Elusive Hero” by Chris Matthews

* “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President” by Ron Suskind

* “The Right Fights Back” by Evan Thomas and Mike Allen

* “11/22/63” by Stephen King