The 2010 National Book Award finalists have been announced on the National Book Foundation website.
As usual, I'm embarrassed to reveal that I have not read a single book on this award list. I usually feel like an accomplished reader, and then I see a list like this, and think, "Huh. I really need to read more!" Perhaps one of these years, I'll sit down and try to read some the previous winners.
For more information on the National Book Award, visit the National Book Foundation website.