What's New in October

A revered poet turns her pen on love, powerful female icons take to nonfiction, and the historical romance genre sees the return of a favorite author.

The ultimate season of reading is back – and here’s a portion of its fantastic new releases to prove it. There’s new fiction from Orhan Pamuk, Jane Smiley, Adriana Trigiani, and Colum McCann to look forward to, as well as a new Caitlin Strong mystery from Jon Land and a third Cormoran Strike novel from Robert Galbraith. The queen of the historical romance genre, Lisa Kleypas, is back after several years away from historicals with the first in a new series, and a few holiday stories are starting to make their appearances from the likes of Debbie Macomber (a must) and Joanne DeMaio. Rainbow Rowell is back with Carry On, something of a spinoff novel from her widely popular Fangirl, and Patti Smith has M Train, her highly-anticipated follow-up to her beloved Just Kids. For this month’s selection we've dedicated a section to short stories, essays, and poetry since there were so many titles we wanted to mention!  Poetry enthusiasts can get ready for more Mary Oliver, Lang Leav, and Tyler Knott Gregson.


New in: fiction

  1. The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra (10/6)
  2. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (10/6)
  3. Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain (10/6)
  4. The Clasp by Sloane Crosley (10/6)
  5. Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann (10/13)
  6. Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel (10/13)
  7. The Tears of Dark Water by Corban Addison (10/13)
  8. All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (10/13)
  9. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (10/13)
  10. Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen (10/13)
  11. Golden Age by Jane Smiley (10/20)
  12. A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk (10/20)
  13. The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray (10/20)
  14. The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor (10/20)
  15. Food Whore by Jessica Tom (10/27)

New in: short stories, essays & poetry

  1. Vertigo by Joanna Walsh (10/1)
  2. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell (10/5)
  3. Memories by Lang Leav (10/6)
  4. Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories introduced by Audrey Niffenegger (10/6)
  5. Felicity: Poems by Mary Oliver (10/13)
  6. Eyes: Novellas and Stories by William H. Gass (10/13)
  7. Mendocino Fire: Stories by Elizabeth Tallent (10/20)
  8. All the Words are Yours by Tyler Knott Gregson (10/20)
  9. The Early Stories of Truman Capote foreword by Hilton Als (10/27)
  10. The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson (10/27)

New in: nonfiction

  1. M Train by Patti Smith (10/6)
  2. Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton (10/13)
  3. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell (10/20)
  4. Do Unto Animals by Tracey Stewart (10/20)
  5. The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff (10/27)
  6. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore (10/27)
  7. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein (10/27)
  8. The Outlandish Companion Vol. IIby Diana Gabaldon (10/27)
  9. Brand Luther by Andrew Pettegree (10/27)
  10. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (10/27)

New in: mystery and suspense

  1. The Survivor by Kyle Mills (10/6)
  2. Strong Light of Day by Jon Land (10/13)
  3. The Adventuress by Tasha Alexander (10/13)
  4. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (10/20)
  5. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (10/20)
  6. The Lake House by Kate Morton (10/22)
  7. Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen (10/27)
  8. Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline (10/27)
  9. A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George (10/27)
  10. Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal (10/27)

New in: science fiction and fantasy

  1. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson (10/6)
  2. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin (10/6)
  3. Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suitsby David Wong (10/6)
  4. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (10/6)
  5. Brighter Than the Sun by Darynda Jones (10/6)
  6. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (10/20)
  7. Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente (10/20)
  8. After Alice by Gregory Maguire (10/27)
  9. Our Lady of the Ice by Cassandra Rose Clarke (10/27)
  10. Slade House by David Mitchell (10/27)

New in: young adult fiction

  1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (10/6)
  2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (10/6)
  3. It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt (10/6)
  4. Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith (10/6)
  5. A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern (10/6)
  6. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch (10/13)
  7. First & Then by Emma Mills (10/13)
  8. The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong (10/13)
  9. Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown (10/20)
  10. What We Left Behind by Robin Talley (10/27)

New in: middle grade fiction

  1. Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (10/6)
  2. The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (10/6)
  3. A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic by Lisa Papademetriou (10/6)
  4. Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis (10/6)
  5. Beyond the Laughing Sky by Michelle Cuevas (10/2)
  6. The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage (10/6)
  7. The Toymaker’s Apprentice by Sherri L. Smith (10/13)
  8. SandRider by Angie Sage (10/13)
  9. A Sliver of Stardust by Marissa Burt (10/20)
  10. The Peddler’s Road by Matthew Cody (10/27)


By: Literary Inklings, Casee Marie