Best Books: Fall 2012's Must-Reads

08/17/2012 08:57 am ET | Updated Oct 18, 2012

Fall 2012 is a book lover's dream, featuring new releases from an overwhelming number of literary heavyweights. The coming election has further compressed the book release window for most big titles into September and October.

Whether you browse at your local bookstore, buy books online or are searching for something to top up your ereader, choosing what to read in the coming months will be a daunting prospect.

Zadie Smith, Junot Díaz, Michael Chabon and Emma Donoghue will each release much-anticipated works of fiction, and J.K. Rowling's very first adult novel, about which little has been said, will finally see the light of day.

Posthumous works by Roberto Bolaño, David Foster Wallace and Kurt Vonnegut are sure to make a big splash, too.

There are also non-fiction titles by Stephen Colbert, John Meacham, Neil Young and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne that might pique your interest.

In other words, plenty to read. Here's our guide to the big names, the lesser-known titles and the main themes that will get booklovers buzzing between now and December.

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Best Fall 2012 Books

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