14 Most Anticipated Upcoming Books in October to Cozy Up With This Autumn

14 Most Anticipated Upcoming Books in October to Cozy Up With This Autumn

 

It’s October! It feels like it was just summer a few weeks ago and now we’re already well on our way to autumn. And with sweater weather right around the corner, it’s also time to load up with books––and cats––to cozy up with in this colder seasons. 

It is true what they say about how time passes faster the older you get. When the whole quarantine thing first started, I thought time would crawl by due to everyday being more of the same. But once I set up a routine, everything just kind of falls into place and before we knew it, we’re already almost through with 2020. And to think at one point we think it’ll never end. 

That aside though, this quarantine I have been pushing myself to read more books and for some reason, instead of turning to my trustee Kindle, I found that I have been reading physical books more. I wasn’t able to read at all when I kept on forcing myself to read on my e-reader, however now that I have switched to paperbacks, it’s like all of a sudden all I wanted to do was read. That said, your girl now might just have a tad bit of a book buying problem on her hands. Worry not though, as I will read them all. In due time. 

I hope. 

 

new books 2020 autumn

 

 

 

new books 2020 autumn

 

1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

 

Genre : Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy 

Publish Date : October 6th, 2020

 

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A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

 

 

 

new books 2020 autumn

 

2. The Once and Future Witches 

 

Genre : Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult 

Publish Date : October 13th, 2020

 

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In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.

 

 

 

new books 2020 autumn

 

3. Kingdom of the Wicked (Kingdom of the Wicked #1)

 

Genre : Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy 

Publish Date : October 27th, 2020

 

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Two sisters.

One brutal murder.

A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…

And an intoxicating romance.

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…

 

 

 

new books 2020 autumn

 

4. Among the Beasts & Briars 

 

Genre : High Fantasy, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult 

Publish Date : October 20th, 2020

 

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Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya.

Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone.

As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive.

 

new books 2020 autumn

 

5. Black Sun (Between Earth and the Sky #1)

 

Genre : Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi, Adult Fiction, LGBT, Fantasy 

Publish Date : October 13th, 2020

 

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A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

 

most anticipated books October 2020

 

6. Leave the World Behind

 

Genre : Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary Fiction, Horror

Publish Date : October 6th, 2020

 

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Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older black couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.

Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one another? 

 

 

 

most anticipated books October 2020

 

7. The Searcher 

 

Genre : Mystery, Thriller, Adult Fiction, Suspense 

Publish Date : October 6th, 2020

 

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Retired detective Cal Hooper moves to a remote village in rural Ireland. His plans are to fix up the dilapidated cottage he’s bought, to walk the mountains, to put his old police instincts to bed forever.

Then a local boy appeals to him for help. His brother is missing, and no one in the village, least of all the police, seems to care. And once again, Cal feels that restless itch.

Something is wrong in this community, and he must find out what, even if it brings trouble to his door.

 

 

 

most anticipated books October 2020

 

8. Confessions on the 7:45

 

Genre : Mystery, Adult Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense 

Publish Date : October 6th, 2020

 

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Everyone has a secret… Now she knows yours.

Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.

But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.

Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.

 

 

most anticipated books October 2020

 

9. Behold the Monster: Confronting America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer and Uncovering the Women Society Forgot

 

Genre : Non-fiction, True Crime 

Publish Date : October 8th, 2020

 

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When researching a new crime novel, Jillian spoke to Mitzi Roberts, the famed LAPD homicide detective. During that conversation, Mitzi revealed that her greatest achievement was catching a murderer. But also that she was absolutely convinced that that killer had killed many more. So Jillian went to speak the murderer himself – and that’s where she fell into a rabbit hole. Over 40 hours of conversation, Samuel Little confessed killing after killing to Jillian Lauren. He told her of the marginalised and drug-addicted women he strangled to death. He sent her memorial ‘art’ of his victims. He talked and talked and talked. And when he finished talking, she realised she had been speaking to one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.

Not only was Jillian astounded at how Samuel had opened up to her, uncovering his horrific deeds, but she also recognised herself in the stories of his victims. The vulnerable sex workers and drug addicts – just as she had previously been. This is a haunting parallel story of killer, author and victims, the journey into a disturbing mind and a murderer that shocked the world.

 

most anticipated books October 2020

 

10. Goodnight Beautiful 

 

Genre : Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Adult Fiction, Suspense 

Publish Date : October 13th, 2020

 

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Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York and start a life together in Sam’s sleepy hometown in upstate New York. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his downstairs office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele.

Little does Sam know that through a vent in his ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist’s wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesn’t satisfy her in bed. Who could resist listening? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green mini Cooper shows up, and Sam decides to go to work and not come home, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie’s happily ever after.

 

 

 

most anticipated books october

 

11. Magic Lessons (Practical Magic #1)

 

Genre : Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance 

Publish Date : October 6th, 2020

 

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Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Unnamed Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back.

When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it’s here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters.

 

 

 

most anticipated books october

 

12. A Single Swallow

 

Genre : Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fantasy 

Publish Date : October 1st, 2020

 

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On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast—in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II—three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It’s where they had fought—and survived—a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner’s mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu.

All that’s missing is Ah Yan—also known as Swallow—the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way.

As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan’s life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, she’d been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.

 

most anticipated books october

 

13. Ghosts 

 

Genre : Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance 

Publish Date : October 15th, 2020

 

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Nina Dean has arrived at her early thirties as a successful food writer with loving friends and family, plus a new home and neighbourhood. When she meets Max, a beguiling romantic hero who tells her on date one that he’s going to marry her, it feels like all is going to plan.

A new relationship couldn’t have come at a better time – her thirties have not been the liberating, uncomplicated experience she was sold. Everywhere she turns, she is reminded of time passing and opportunities dwindling. Friendships are fading, ex-boyfriends are moving on and, worse, everyone’s moving to the suburbs. There’s no solace to be found in her family, with a mum who’s caught in a baffling mid-life makeover and a beloved dad who is vanishing in slow-motion into dementia.

Dolly Alderton’s debut novel is funny and tender, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, and how we live now.

 

 

 

most anticipated books october

 

14. Group: How One Therapist and A Circle of Strangers Saved My Life

 

Genre : Autobiography, Non-fiction, Psychology, Self-help 

Publish Date : October 20th, 2020

 

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Christie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she driving through Chicago fantasizing about her own death? Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that still plagued her in spite of her achievements?

Enter Dr. Rosen, a therapist who calmly assures her that if she joins one of his psychotherapy groups, he can transform her life. All she has to do is show up and be honest. About everything—her eating habits, childhood, sexual history, etc. Christie is skeptical, insisting that that she is defective, beyond cure. But Dr. Rosen issues a nine-word prescription that will change everything: “You don’t need a cure, you need a witness.”

So begins her entry into the strange, terrifying, and ultimately life-changing world of group therapy. Christie is initially put off by Dr. Rosen’s outlandish directives, but as her defenses break down and she comes to trust Dr. Rosen and to depend on the sessions and the prescribed nightly phone calls with various group members, she begins to understand what it means to connect.

 

 

 

 

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