Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new October 2022 book releases for you. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
In case you’re new to Booklist Queen, every month I cover all the hottest new book releases. I try to read as many new book releases as I can to give you an honest perspective on what to read and what to skip.
However, I realize that my to-read list might not exactly match yours. That’s why I’ve also included some of the most popular October 2022 book releases from your favorite authors.
Enough from me. Let’s get on to the October 2022 book releases so you can fill up your to-read list.
Top October 2022 Book Releases
Reese Witherspoon October Pick In a dystopian America, libraries are heavily censored and authorities can relocate children of dissidents, especially those of Asian descent. For years, Bird has disavowed the work of his mother, a banned Chinese American who left years ago. When he receives a drawing in the mail, Bird sets out on a quest to search for his missing mother, leading him to an underground network in New York and a new act of defiance.
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
GMA Book Club October Pick Olivia McAfee’s picture-perfect life is shattered when she finds out her husband’s dark secrets. Now divorced, she moves to her quiet New Hampshire hometown with her teenage son Asher. When Asher’s girlfriend dies and he’s the prime suspect, Olivia knows he must be innocent. Yet as more of Asher’s secrets are revealed, she begins to wonder if he’s more like his father than she thought.
Read with Jenna October Pick When a whale washes up on an English beach in 1928, twelve-year-old orphan Cristabel Seagrave and her household build a theater from the whale’s ribcage. In the Whalebone theatre, Cristabel is able to escape the stress of her stepparents and their expectations. Using their acting schools, Cristabel and her brother become British secret agents during WWII, a task that threatens to tear their family apart.
Adam Silvera returns with the prequel to his TikTok sensational book, They Both Die at the End. Death-Cast, a new app, promises that it can predict the date of your death. Diagnosed with a heart condition, Orion immediately signs up. On the other hand, Valentino only registers after his sister’s near-death experience. When Orion and Valentine meet in Times Square, their lives are changed forever when one of them receives a call from Death-Cast and the other doesn’t.
In his first book since winning the Pulitzer Prizer for The Road sixteen years ago, Cormac McCarthy returns with the first book in a two-part series. In Mississippi in 1980, Bobby Western dives into the ocean to investigate a crashed ocean liner. As he explores the crash site, he is haunted by officials, the ghost of his father, and by his sister who is the love and ruin of him. You won’t have to wait long for the sequel since the second book, Stella Maris, is coming out in November.
In the 1960s, Keith and Hugh were best friends and baseball all-stars. But as they grow older, their lives take different trajectories. Keith’s father becomes a legendary prosecutor determined to clean up Biloxi and Hugh’s dad works his way up to become the head of the local mob. As both boys follow in their father’s footsteps, they find themselves on opposite sides of the law in Grisham’s latest legal thriller.
For over four decades, Margaret Sullivan has spent her life in the newsroom, going from a summer intern at the Buffalo News to becoming the first female public editor at The New York Times. Along the way, Sullivan has battled sexism along with normal competition and become a sharp critic of the ethics of journalism. In Newsroom Confidential, Sullivan describes her journey and discusses how the public has lost trust in the media and what journalists can do to regain that trust.
Book of the Month – October 2022
Receiving my blue box from Book of the Month Club is a highlight of every month.
Here’s how it works – each month, they pick 5 books and you get to choose one book or skip until the next month. If you want to add any extra books, then you get them at a discounted price.
Each month is usually a mix of new releases and advance copies of unreleased books. If you are interested in joining, right now you can use my Book of the Month Club affiliate link to get your first book for $5!
The Octber Book of the Month selections are:
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The Most Anticipated October 2022 Book Releases
Colleen Hoover returns with a sequel to her TikTok sensation It Ends with Us. With her divorce settled, Lily has settled into a good co-parenting routine with Ryle. When Lily bumps into Atlas, she is excited to go on a date with her first love. Now Lily must navigate her jealous ex-husband while embracing her second chance at love.
Even early success in acting could not prepare Tom Felton for the life-changing experience of starring as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series. In Beyond the Wand, Felton gives readers a behind-the-scenes to life growing up as a wizard, yet still attending high school like any other teen. Felton also discusses the lasting friendships he made on the set as well as the highs and lows of viral fandom.
Oprah Winfrey Book Club October 2022: In a modern-day version of David Copperfield set in the Appalachian Mountains, Demon Copperhead speaks of how institutional poverty and the opioid epidemic damaged an entire generation of children. A child of a single mother living in a single-wide trailer, young Demon must survive foster care, child labor, poor schools, addiction, success, and failure in this epic tale perfect for book clubs who love thought-provoking topics.
In 1941, Rachel Brewster competes at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships in Aspen, Colorado. Although she isn’t one of the top contenders, she ends up pregnant after the event. Back in New England, Rachel becomes a ski instructor, raising her son Adam in an unconventional way. Now as an adult, Adam returns to Aspen looking for answers in the hotel he was conceived.
In the sequel to The Atlas Six, the five new members of the Alexandrian society must decide where their loyalties lie. They know that knowledge can’t be obtained except at a steep cost, but when they learn their leader’s plans, they must choose a side. Do they wish to save the world or destroy it?
Country stars Max and Sadie will do whatever it takes to win the reality singing competition Showmaker. When they are randomly paired up for duet night, the fans go wild. Now the studio wants them to continue the partnership, on and off the stage, or exit the competition. Max and Sadie figure it won’t be too hard to fake a relationship until the holiday special, even though they can’t stand each other.
Although they are complete opposites, Audrey is preparing to marry her down-to-earth fiance Josh. Yet as the wedding approaches, she misses the spark of romance and wonders if Josh is really “The One.” When Josh’s sister shows up at the rehearsal dinner with the “guy who got away” and all her wedding plans start going amiss, Audrey must decide whether it’s fate or just cold feet.
Popular October Upcoming Releases
What October 2022 Book Releases are You Most Excited to Read?
What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month? Did I miss any October 2022 book releases that you are anticipating? As always, let me know in the comments!
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