Frank Bidart, “Metaphysical Dog” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Franco Moretti, “Distant Reading” (Verso)
Amy Wilentz, “Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti” (Simon & Schuster)
Leo Damrosch, “Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World” (Yale University Press)
Sheri Fink, “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” (Crown)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “Americanah” (Knopf)
The Adichie is a very deserving winner and perhaps I should finally get around to re-reading it and writing a proper review. The Bidart was also a finalist for the 2013 National Book Awards and while it was good, it wasn't as spectacular as the other finalists on that other list, so I am uncertain if I will re-read/review it in the future. The Moretti book seems interesting, but I am uncertain if I have the time to read/review that or any of the other finalists.