10 Must-Read Books for October 2015

October is traditionally one of the best months for both fiction and nonfiction, and this year is no different. But instead of taking up precious real estate to argue this point here in the introduction, I’ll just casually prove it by listing some books I left off the list this month:

Slade House, David Mitchell

City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg

The Mark and the Void, Paul Murray

Thirteen Ways of Looking, Colum McCann

I realize the weight, stature, all-around literary heft of the above writers, but the books below are true must-reads. Also, stay tuned for a list of horror fiction out this month.