This season's new fiction comes with a lot of hype — some deserved, and some not so much. In Garth Risk Hallberg's City on Fire, the literati say they've found the next Great American Novel. Jonathan Franzen may have written his heaviest (literally, you can easily replace your arm weights with it) book yet. And, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise gets a new installment — despite Stieg Larsson's death in 2004.
And, just in case you're having flashbacks of guilt over The Goldfinch, trying to reason how and when you'll get through the collective 1,520 paqes of Franzen and Hallberg's must-reads, there are equally compelling works by Amy Stewart, Mary Gaitskill, and Jojo Moyes to curl up with on your couch. Plus, your favorite Pretty Little Liar wrote a book. (And it's pretty good!)