Books for fall 2023: Our 75 top picks for serious reading season — and there’s plenty of light stuff here too

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Christopher Borrelli | Chicago Tribune (TNS)

Am I the only one who thinks it’s weird that we keep treating the seasons as clearly delineated stretches of time? I love fall, and particularly that lineal moment right before fall gets chilly, that promise of fall. But this is the fall book preview, and though I should be excited to tell you of weeks of incredible titles coming — Walter Isaacson on Elon Musk, Zadie Smith on historical fiction, Sly Stone (!) on himself — climatologists warn that summer may linger until Groundhog Day.

You know the saying: So many books, so little time? What follows are way too many books to read before Groundhog Day, never mind Thanksgiving. To make matters worse, Chicago keeps opening new bookstores. Fall was already too short. Fall never needed to be shorter. Fall, the most overstuffed of reading seasons, the time of ...

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