As the fall season gets underway, there certainly won't be a shortage of ways to kills hours and hours on end. At the local movie theaters both corporate and indie, you'll have a plethora of cinema to check out, films that'll dominate the Academy Awards talk, and that, once you've seen them, you'll be able to put friends and family onto. Knowing all about Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux—the stars of the heavily buzzing French flick Blue is the Warmest Color—will make you a "cool guy." (Or an elitist creep, depending on your social circle.) And if you're too lazy to get that ass off the couch to experience entertainment's latest and greatest productions, there are always returning TV favorites like Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy, and The Walking Dead to occupy your time.

But let's say you're tired of small-screen gangsters, bikers, and zombies. And you're not interested in spending upwards of $40 to watch a movie, eat stale popcorn, and drink flat fountain soda. There are always books. Several acclaimed authors are set to fill up bookstores with fresh product in the coming months. For the most appealing of the bunch, check out the most anticipated books of fall 2013—or, as we like to think of it, 10 justifiable reasons to not live inside multiplexes or in front of television sets for the next four months.

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