The October 2022 book releases look so good and we cannot wait to read them. Realistically, we know we cannot read them all but, we can definitely try.
From fiction and fantasy to romance and YA, these 32 October 2022 book releases are our most anticipated book releases of the month. There is definitely something for everyone.
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Most Anticipated October 2022 Fiction Book Releases
Plot: A soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past and what we choose to leave behind, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and the bestselling author of She’s Not There
Plot: in this collection of short stories, Elin Hildebrand gives us nine prequels, sequels, and missing chapters from her books. If you are a fan of Elin Hilderbrand’s books, this is the perfect pick for an October read- it will make summer last!
Genre: Literary Fiction
Plot: David Copperfield is the inspiration for this epic novel by Kingsolver. This is a story of a new generation of boys left behind and lost in the system. Demon is born to a single teenage mother in the mountains of southern Appalachia. This is the story his story as he moves through foster care, into child labor, drug addiction and so much more.
Plot: From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Plot: Hope has spent her life running away from her past. She finally decided to come to Wanishin Falls to search her family’s history through books. These are Hope’s last link to her mother and the rumored family treasure. Hope must accept help from the people in the town and perhaps open her heart.
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October 2022 Historical Fiction Book Releases
Plot: “From the author of Caroline, a revealing retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Little Women, from the perspective of Margaret “Marmee” March, about the larger real-world challenges behind the cozy domestic concerns cherished by generations of readers.“
Genre: Historical fiction
Plot: This story is based on real historical events.
1629: An orphaned girl is on the Batavia when she becomes shipwrecked on an island off western Australia
1989: A boy named Gil is sent to live off the Western Australia coast and discovers the story of a shipwreck.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Plot: Three nurses are station ins the Philippines in 1941. They think it will be a beautiful paradise assignment but instead, they become the first female prisoners of war. In this story, based on the real experiences of the nurses dubbed “the Angels of Bataan”, three women change each other’s lives and the lives of those around them.
Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery
Plot: Elizabeth Grace Murphy has not left the Pinnacle hotel, the hotel her father owns, in 14 years. When artist Billie Bell has his artwork stolen and is murdered inside the hotel, Elizabeth’s safe haven doesn’t feel so safe. Evelyn must force herself to overcome her agoraphobia, leave the hotel, and solve the murder.
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Most Anticipated October 2022 Fantasy/ Sci-fi Book Releases
Genre: Fantasy Dark academia
Plot: This book is the long-awaited sequel to Atlas Six, a dark academia book with an almost cult-like following. Six magicians were given the chance of a lifetime to become a part of The Society. Five are now members, one is missing and they all must pick a side.
If you love dark academia, check out our amazing list.
Genre: Dystopian Fiction
Plot: “For fans of Anthony Marra and Lauren Beukes, #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth tells the story of a woman’s desperate search for a missing girl after the collapse of the oppressive dystopian regime—and the dark secrets about her family and community she uncovers along the way.“
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Most Anticipated Thrillers and Mysteries
Plot: Lila’s cousin Ronnie is back for the holidays and fifteen years and ready to prove that he is a different man than the troublemaker he used to be. When he is accused of murder, Lila must put aside her differences and resentment and help prove that he is innocent.
Genre: Gothic thriller
Plot: a Scottish clan is preparing to bring about the end of the world and its rebirth. One person will inherit all the power and everybody wants the honor. Eve is willing to do anything for that distinction.
Genre: Mystery and Thriller
Plot: Everyone has gathered at Balmoral Castle at Christmas to hear who the king will announce as his successor. As he raises his glass, he drops dead. Someone has poisoned him and someone in the family must have done it. Now, the king’s beloved chef must play detective.
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Romance Book Releases for October 2022
Plot: Genevieve has returned home for her mother’s funeral. She is a reformed bad girl who is not prepared fie the feelings she has for her ex. He seems to be just as gorgeous and just as much trouble as he used to be. Has he changed his ways and could this be a second chance at love?
Plot: Audrey and Josh are engaged to be married but Audrey is starting to have second thoughts. When Josh comes to the rehearsal dinner with Fred, a man Audrey had a fling with six years ago, she begins to wonder if fate is trying to stop her from marrying Josh or if destiny is full of twists and turns.
Plot: This book picks up right where “It Ends With Us” finishes. Lily is recently divorced when she runs into Atlas, her first love. Time seems to finally be on their side but Lily’s ex-husband Ryle is not happy that Atlas will be a part of his ex-wife’s life. Lily is ready to have a second chance at love.
Plot: From the best-selling author of boyfriend material comes a romance about facing your past so you can have the future that you want. Paris Daillencourt has a passion for baking, cats, and classics, not he is entering a baking competition where one of his fellow contestants is more than meets the eye.
Plot: Shelby is a former child star who has spent the last 10 years trying to forget her public breakup with her former star Lyle. She is also trying to forget her other costar Cameron, the one who got away. Now, Lyle wants to get everybody on board to do a home renovation show. He is jealous and wants to stir the pot but Shelby is determined to not let Cameron get away a second time.
Plot: When two country singers are paired to sing a duet on a reality television show, they could never have guessed that their on-screen chemistry would have fans going wild. They also could not have predicted that the producers would make them into a permanent duo on and off stage or be forced to leave the competition. The problem? they cannot stand each other.
Plot: Matteo Benz has spent his life serving the Eldovian crown. His current assignment is to help a consultant who has been flown in to help the king’s financial affairs. These two butt heads as tradition meets progress. As they work together, speaks fly and Matteo must decide between his heart and his job.
Plot: Chloe Kwan and Peter Li do not get along. Their families are rivals and the Riverwood Mall food court. When they find out that the mall is about to be sold to a developer and demolished for condos. Chloe and Peter realize that the two of them must overcome their differences and work together to save the mall and their families.
Plot: Astra Noel Snow not only has Christmas in her name but also has accepted it as a way of life. After her divorce, she decides that she is ready to make the most of the season with a very handsome stranger named Jack. After a number of dates, their feelings start to grow and Astra and Jack must decide whether this is a relationship that can last for more than just the holiday season.
Plot: Betty Hughes used to have it all and was happy to flaunt it. But, she has lost all of her money and her family has no idea. Before she heads home for Christmas she conjures up Hall, the holiday spirit, who takes the form of a very charming and handsome man. Can Betty find the Christmas spirit or will her selfish ways return when the holidays are done?
Plot: Cassie and Tom lost their parents at a young age and now Cassie has lost Tom too. When Cassie finds an envelope with Tom’s handwriting on it, she is sent on a journey to reconnect with old friends, find herself, and to find love if she is brave enough.
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October 2022: Best Non-Fiction Book Releases
The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty by Natalie Livingstone
Plot: Natalie Livingstone follows the lives of the Rothschild women from the early 19th century to the present. These women helped inspire cultural movements in the Victorian era, brought down ghettos in Frankfort, and kept company with some of the most influential musicians of the day.
Plot: “Journey deep into the Highlands in the first memoir by #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of Outlander Sam Heughan – exploring his life and reflecting on the waypoints that define him.”
Best YA October 2022 Book Releases
Genre: YA Thriller
Plot: “In this prequel to #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls.“
Plot: Dylan Woods has not seen her best friend Langston in years, not since he moved to LA to become the world’s biggest pop star. But, when her parents announce Langston is coming to stay with them, she doesn’t know how to react. And she quickly realizes that maybe her feelings go deeper than friendship.
Plot: Alice is the only scholarship student at her elite international boarding school. But when her parents tell her that they can no longer afford the tuition even with the scholarship, this interferes with her plans to attend a prestigious university and get a job good enough to lift her family out of poverty. Now, to make matters worse, she is starting to turn invisible. Alyse realizes she can use her new power to find out secrets in exchange for money but everything comes at a price.
Genre: YA Thriller
Plot: “Seaview High’s homecoming queen is dead . . . and she’s not the first. From the critically acclaimed author of The Ivies comes a nonstop thriller about a decades-old mystery, a copycat killing, and the teen who won’t stop until she discovers the truth.”