32 Most Anticipated New October 2022 Book Releases by Genre

Most Anticipated New October 2022 Book Releases by Genres

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

Mad Money by Jodi Picoult and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Mad Money by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan 

Genre: Fiction

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

Endless Summer by Elin Hilderbrand  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Endless Summer: Stories by Elin Hilderbrand

Genre: Fiction

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!

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

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.

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Genre: Fiction

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

bookshop of secrets

The Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer

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

armee by Sarah Miller  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Marmee by Sarah Miller

Genre: Fiction

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.

Night Ship

The Night Ship by Jess Kidd

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.

When We Had Wings

When We Had Wings: A Story of the Angels of Bataan by Ariel Lawhon

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.

The Socilaite's Guide to Murder  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

The Socialite’s Guide to Murder by S.K Golden

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.

Love Historical Fiction? We do too! That’s why we created the Ultimate List of Historical Fiction carefully divided by time period.

Most Anticipated October 2022 Fantasy/ Sci-fi Book Releases

The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake

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.

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth

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.

Love Fantasy Books? We do too! That’s why we created the Ultimate List of Fantasy for Adults and the Ultimate List of YA fantasy!

Most Anticipated Thrillers and Mysteries

Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P Manansala  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala

Genre: Mystery

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.

llittle eve

Little Eve by Catriona Ward

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.

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Genre: Thriller

Plot: From best-selling author, Sally Hepworth, comes a new domestic thriller.

If you love thrillers as much as we do, you can check out our Ultimate List of Thrillers!

murder at balmoral

A Murder at Balmoral by Chris McGeorge

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.

Love Thrillers? We created The Ultimate List of Best Thriller Books carefully divided by sub-genre. These will definitely keep you on your toes.

Romance Book Releases for October 2022

bad girl reputation

Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy

Genre: Romance

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?

Before I do by Sophie Cousens  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Before I Do by Sophie Cousens

Genre: Romance

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.

It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance

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.

Paris Daillencourt is About to Crumble

Paris Daillencourt is About to Crumble by Alexis Hall

Genre: Romance

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.

built to last

Built to Last by Erin Hahn

Genre: Romance

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.

All I want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

Genre: Romance

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.

so this is christmas

So This is Christmas by Jenny Holiday

Genre: Romance

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.

The Christmas Clash

The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park

Genre: Romance

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.

Once upon a december

Once Upon a December by Amy E Reichert

Genre: Romance

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.

Just like magic

Just like Magic by Sarah Hogle

Genre: Romance

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?

One Last Gift

One Last Gift by Emily Stone

Genre: Romance

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.

For more books like these, check out our Holiday Hub with all things Christmas.

Is Romance your favorite genre? We created the Ultimate List of Romances carefully divided by sub-genre so you can find your next favorite read.

October 2022: Best Non-Fiction Book Releases

The Women of Rothchild

The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty by Natalie Livingstone

Genre: Non-Fiction

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.

Waypoints by Sam Heughan  and 31 more of the most anticipated October 2022 book releases

Waypoints by Sam Heughan

Genre: Memoir

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

The first to die at the end

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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.

Somebody that I used to know

Somebody that I used to Know by Dana L Davis

Genre: YA

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.

If you Could See the Sun

If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang

Genre: YA

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.

pretty dead queens

Pretty Dead Queen by Alexa Donne

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.”

What is your most anticipated October 2022 book release?

For more new release books like these, check out our August 2022 and September 2022 book releases as well

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