National Book Awards have announced the finalists. You can read about it here and here. I’m reading Round House by Louise Erdrich right now and so far it’s very good (only 70 pages in, time for things to change!)
I’ve read good things about Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo and The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4 by Robert Caro (but that last one is way to big to read in paper and I’m not that interested in Lyndon Johnson anyway!)
The awards ceremony is Nov. 14, doesn’t give me much time to read.