07/24/2012 08:30 am ET Updated Jul 24, 2012

Amazon Fall 2012 Books: Editors Release Their Most-Anticipated Reads

Amazon's Editorial Director and Senior Editors have released "The Big Books Fall Preview," a compilation of the new releases they're most excited about for the coming season.

Among the 18 selected titles are "Mortality," Christopher Hitchens's essay collection written while he was hospitalized for esophageal cancer, and "Sweet Tooth," Ian McEwan's post-Cold War espionage story.

Zadie Smith's "NW" and Junot Diaz's "This is How You Lose Her" are notable exclusions from the Amazon Book Editors Picks, as are Michael Chabon's "Telegraph Avenue," Martin Amis's "Lionel Asbo: The State of England" and J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy."

Regardless, this fall is a monumental season for book releases, and it can be easy to miss out or feel overwhelmed. Amazon's picks are one way to guide you on your book-selection endeavor. We'll have our own picks next month; in the meantime check out Amazon's suggestions:

CLARIFICATION: Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon and J.K. Rowling were excluded from the Amazon Book Editors Picks list, but were included in a separate list on the site titled the 10 Most Intriguing Books of Fall.

Amazon's fall preview list