As most of you know, I’ve spent most of the past few years requesting and reading a ton of ARCs across various genres. I stopped doing that around March and haven’t been paying as much attention to new releases, but October is really a special month as far as some of my favorite authors are putting books out, and others look like true must reads
So let’s look at a few that I’ve either pre ordered, have an ARC, or will at least buy once they show up on Book Outlet for sure
In no specific order (after my most anticipated):
1) Righteous Prey, by John Sandford. Release 10/4
There’s a new John Sandford, and it’s a Davenport & Flowers collaboration! While my quest to reread the series from #1 failed, I am keeping up with the new releases still. Part of me thinks Sandford should have quit while he was ahead, part of me will always preorder and drop my TBR for anything he writes. I think possibly the only thing my father and I have ever agreed on is that Sandford should have quit at Twisted Prey (a great book) and not introduced the Letty series, or any further Prey books, as there’s really nothing new he can do at this point and we don’t love reading Lucas at this life stage 🤣
2. The Revolutionary by Stacy Schiff. Release 10/25
While I neither need to nor am particularly interested in reading another book on Sam Adams, I’m interested in the author as a decorated biographer. I currently use the Mark Puls biography as my Adams recommendation (short, entertaining, fairly unbiased), but I’m always happy to see Revolutionary History being published anew by different voices and would check it out if I saw it at a used price.
3. The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy. Releases 10/25 but I’m waiting for the box set, linked below
Holy shit, Cormac McCarthy hasn’t written anything since he devastated and destroyed everyone with the saddest dystopian ever, The Road, like what 15 years ago? I don’t even care what it’s about and am floored to read his new book, and it’s a duology which is cool.
The next two books kind of go together in my mind, even though they are vastly different:
4. Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman. Release 10/18
Umm yeah just sign me up for this. One critic stated that it reads “like a conversation” and just, yeah, just, sign me up
5. Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton. ALSO out 10/18
Here’s something you don’t know about me: Tom Felton is actually my favorite cast member of HP because he seems like a riot, supports animal rescues, reads a lot of dirty Slytherin puns, and seems like a generally upstanding individual. Plus swoony accent and generally…. You know, /swoon. I’m not sure which book is riding which book’s coattails but putting them out together seems like a good move and I’m here for both of them
6. Night Of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra. Release 10/18
I already read and reviewed this one and generally would recommend for YA fantasy fans, it’s a lovely and rich medieval Indian setting and I’m a fan of Mehrotra as far as YA goes
So those are the six that I’ve already read or am planning on reading this winter! There are others too like a new John Grisham called The Boys from Biloxi, but I’m not caught up on his works and am content with my back log. If anyone is still following Maggie Stiefvater and what I affectionately call “The Ronin books”, Greywaren is coming out too which seems to focus on the parents. There’s a new Colleen Hoover (thanks but no thanks) and just so many other new books coming out
Are you excited for any upcoming releases?