Let’s face it, the real world hasn’t quite Lived up to our expectations
lately. We thought that by now, we’d be blithely meeting up with friends in crowded indoor venues, without the need for proof of vaccination, masks or a care in the world. Yet, with COVID-19 variants surging, extreme heat waves, wildfire, flooding and depressing climate reports, retreating to a cozy window seat with a riveting book never looked so good. To fill your bookshelf, Newsweek has put together our list of the most anticipated fiction and nonfiction due to arrive this fall. From the tale of a secret study about psychopaths gone awry to that of Elphaba of Wicked-fame’s granddaughter, or a new look at the Middle Ages to understanding the woke media, with the adventures on these pages, you won’t even want to go out.