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The Most-Anticipated Upcoming October Book Releases






Take a look ahead at all the upcoming book releases this year. Find out what the most-anticipated upcoming book releases are in the coming months.



What is it about a new book release that gets my heart pumping?


I may have a to-read list as tall as a mountain and a bookshelf already overflowing with books, but I still simply can’t resist upcoming book releases.


Instead of fighting my desire to read all the new books out, I’m embracing my penchant for finding the next great book.


If you love new book releases as much as I do, enjoy this list of all the upcoming book releases that have caught my eye. This upcoming book releases list is constantly updating, so be sure to come back and check again soon.


Every month, I update this list, removing books already published and adding upcoming book releases that catch my eye. Don’t worry, if you are looking for books published earlier this year, I’ve still got you covered.




October 2021 Upcoming Book Releases




Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan

Historical Fiction October 19, 2021


A physics student strikes up a friendship with author C. S. Lewis when her terminally ill brother asks her to find out where Narnia came from.


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The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Historical Fiction October 5, 2021

In 1954, a young man recently released from a work farm plans to take his little brother West, but two friends from the work farm have other plans. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info


Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

Romance October 5, 2021

A surprise blizzard traps Noelle and Sam together for eight perfect hours. They part thinking they’ll never meet again, except fate has other plans. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info


Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger

Mystery & Thriller October 5, 2021

After being ghosted by a guy she met through a dating app, a woman begins to obsessively look for answers to his identity. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info


Three Sisters by Heather Morris

Historical Fiction October 5, 2021

Based on a true story of three Slovakian sisters who survived Auschwitz and moved to Israel hoping to find freedom. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info



Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

Literary Fiction October 5, 2021

In 1971, a family is at a crossroads as the parents contemplate divorce and each family member craves freedom that is threatened by the others. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info


State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

Mystery & Thriller October 12, 2021

After a series of terrorist attacks, a novice Secretary of State under the administration of her rival must unravel a deadly global conspiracy. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info


Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Young Adult Fiction October 12, 2021

During Ari and Dante’s senior year, a loss will force Ari to fight for the life he truly wants even if the world around him doesn’t understand. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info


The Judge’s List by John Grisham

Mystery & Thriller October 19, 2021

Florida Board of Judicial Conduct investigator Lacy Stoltz returns with an inquiry into a corrupt judge with a hit list. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

Literary Fiction October 19, 2021

Lucy Barton joins her ex-husband on a trip to explore a recently uncovered family secret that changes how they view those closest to them. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info


These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant

Mystery & Thriller October 26, 2021

A father and daughter living in isolation in the remote Appalachian mountains are forced to face the consequence of past decisions. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info


On Girlhood by Glory Edim

Nonfiction October 26, 2021

A collection of short stories from the founder of the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club about the power and precariousness of Black girlhood. Amazon | Goodreads | More Info



Tired of wasting my time on overrated bestsellers, I started a book blog to help others find more great books to read. Read More About Rachel.


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