Books Coming Out in October 2020 You Should Have On Your Radar

Last month I posted a round up of my most anticipated new book releases of September and I really enjoyed sharing that list with you. It was the first time I’d written a post like that for my blog but I thought I might try and keep it up if you enjoy it so let me know. For now I’m going to share with you the books coming out in October that I’m the most excited about because there are a lot! If you have any titles to add let me know ;).

Save Her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan (October 1st, Little Island) – As far as I’m concerned anything Deirdre Sullivan releases is gold! This novel is a feminist retelling of and Irish folktale known as the Children of Lir. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton (October 1st, Raven Books) – I absolutely adored Turton’s previous, and first, novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (it was a masterpiece). So if his new mystery is even half as good I’m going to be in for a treat. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

On Connection by Kae Tempest (October 1st, Faber & Faber) – Kae Tempest is possibly my favourite poet of all time so of course I am going to be excited for their first ever non-fiction title. This one explores creativity and the exploration of self-indentity through art. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee (October 1st, HMH For Young Readers) – This book is about a group of second generation Japanese teenagers in the US whose lives are irrevocably affected by the mass imprisonment of Japanese by the US as a result of WW2. This is a piece of history I know far too little about and am so pleased to see written about for a YA audience. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair (October 1st, Picador) – Allow me to include some poetry to shake things up. This debut collection is described as evoking ‘the poet’s Jamaican childhood and reach beyond to explore history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile’. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston (October 1st, – I can always rely on Tor to release unique new titles that I immediately add to my TBR and this sounds no different. A multiple perspective story set in a magical world where poison is eating the land. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (October 1st, Swoon Reads) – This is one I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about so my excitement is entirely based on the buzz. A YA fantasy with a trans male lead, however, does sound blooming brilliant. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Ruby by Nina Allan (October 6th, Titan Books) – Literary horror? Mystery? Fictional biography? It sounds like this book is everything at once and I’m here for it. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Eventide by Sarah Goodman (October 6th, Tor Teen) – Orphaned sisters move to rural Arkansas in 1907 only to discover some dark and dangerous secrets may be lurking in the shadows? Yes please! – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce (October 6th, Algonquin Young Readers) – I LOVE middle-grade mysteries especially when they’re set in the Victorian era and have fiesta female leads. Naturally, therefore, I was going to be drawn to this new series by Elizabeth C. Bunce. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron (October 13th, Simon and Schuster) – This is a fantasy novel set in Jim Crow era USA. The main character, Evie, has a magical ability passed down through the women in her family that has decided to rear its head at the most inconvenient of times. Yes I am ready. CHECK IT OUT HERE

The Winter Duke by Claire Eli Bartlett (October 13th, Titan) – Kylma wants nothing to do with her dangerous and nefarious family but when they are all struck my a sleeping curse she is dragged back into their lives where she also discovers her brothers intriguing bride… – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (October 13th, Saga Press) – I am actually in the middle of Trail of Lightning by Roanhorse as I write this post and as soon as I read the blurb of her new series I knew I’d be reading that too. It sounds like a magical epic that creates a speculative world inspired by real history. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk (October 13th, Erewhon Books) – A historical fantasy novel where women have to give up their magic upon ‘tying the knot’. This sounds like a fabulous feminist take on a magical past that I cannot wait to read. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Iron Heart by Nina Varela (October 14th, Harper Collins) – I’ve been excited for the sequel to Crier’s War ever since I read the first chapter of book one. Queer F/F fantasy is my jam and this is a fantastic example in an incredibly imaginative speculative world. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend (October 15th, Orion Children’s Books) – This is book three in the Nevermoor series, which is middle grade mastery as far as I’m concerned. It’s a magical series about a cursed child who is whisked off to a magical world where she must compete in a series of trials. Each book has just improved for me so I can’t wait to find out what’s next in store! – CHECK IT OUT HERE

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrrow (October 15th, Orbit) – Simply put this book is witches meet the suffrage movement in late 19th century Salem. Need I say anymore? – CHECK IT OUT HERE

The Princess and the Prick by Walburga Appleseed (October 15th, HQ) – This one is screaming Christmas gift guide to me (yes I’m already thinking about that). It’s a satirical collection of fairytale retellings that puts a feminist spin on some of your childhood favourites, which just sounds perfect! – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey (October 15th, Avon) – This is the third and final instalment in Tessa Bailey’s Hot and Hammered romance series. Book one was such light hearted fun that I’m looking forward to checking in with our previous protagonist’s sister and her love story. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (October 27th, Hodder & Stoughton) – A family of witches who run a restaurant? Sounds like bliss! Well until our main character’s sister is murdered and she teams up with an untrustworthy prince of hell to solve her murder. Now it just sounds exciting! – CHECK IT OUT HERE

Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard (October 31st, Subterranean Press) – Aliette de Bodard is one of my absolute favourite speculative authors. She has an incredible imagination and beautiful writing so naturally I’m excited for her latest literary offering. – CHECK IT OUT HERE

All publication dates given are based on Amazon or Netgalley.

One thought on “Books Coming Out in October 2020 You Should Have On Your Radar

  1. Great list! There are several on here I don’t know much about but will definitely check out now, so thanks 🙂 but I’m so excited for Black Sun!! I love Rebecca Roanhorse’s writing and characters! I can’t wait for it to hit our UK shelves 🙂 Glad you are enjoying Trial of Lightning.

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