I love this time of year. We get to hear about all of the book fairs, book festivals, and book awards! The finalists for the 2013 National Book Award have been announced, and I’m busily adding titles to my “To Read” list. I already had my eye on Lahiri’s The Lowland, but I’m also looking forward to Tenth of December by George Saunders. In nonfiction, I’ll start with George Packer’s The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, and in young people’s literature, I don’t  know—all of them?

You can see the complete list of finalists on Publisher’s Weekly.