October 2021 New Book Releases

October 2021 New Book Releases

Spooky season is coming and so are the October 2021 new book releasesđź‘»

On top of a good selection of new holiday books, there are also some big name sequels and some very fun non-fiction releases. October means Fall is fully in swing so have your pick of books to curl up in front of the fire with.

And as always if you don’t feel like waiting for these books to be released, check out previous 2021 releases!

October 2021 New Book Releases

October 5th

Not Your Average Hot Guy

by Gwenda Bond
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All Callie wanted was a quiet weekend with her best friend. She promised her mom she could handle running her family’s escape room business while her mom is out of town. Instead a Satanic cult shows up, claiming that the prop spell book in one of the rooms is the real deal, and they need it to summon the right hand of the devil. Naturally they take Callie and her friend, Mag, along with them. But when the summoning reveals a handsome demon in a leather jacket named Luke who offers to help Callie stop the cult from destroying the world, her night goes from weird to completely strange.
For Fans Of: Paranormal Rom-Com, Lucifer

Crown of Cinder

by Emily R. King
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After Althea failed to cast Cronus down into the deepest pit of Tartarus, the king calls upon his powerful allies, the elder Titans who reign supreme over the heavens, earth, and seas. To force Althea to surrender, the elder Titans rain down wrath upon the mortal world with earthquakes, famine, pestilence, hurricanes, and all manner of destruction. Lukas, Althea’s friend and confidant, hides her and her godly siblings, but they can’t run forever. She must recruit allies from the younger Titans before the afflicted mortals turn them into Cronus in exchange for peace.
For Fans Of: Mythology, These Violent Delights

Payback’s a Witch

by Lana Harper
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Emmy Harlow is a witch but not a very powerful one—in part because she hasn’t been home to the magical town of Thistle Grove in years. Her self-imposed exile has a lot to do with a complicated family history and a desire to forge her own way in the world, and only the very tiniest bit to do with Gareth Blackmoore, heir to the most powerful magical family in town and casual breaker of hearts and destroyer of dreams. On her first night home, Emmy runs into Talia Avramov—an all-around badass adept in the darker magical arts—who is fresh off a bad breakup…with Gareth Blackmoore. Talia had let herself be charmed, only to discover that Gareth was also seeing Emmy’s best friend Linden—unbeknownst to either of them. And now she and Linden want revenge. Only one question stands: Is Emmy in?
For Fans Of: Paranormal Fantasy, LGTBQ+

In Another Light

by A.J. Banner
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Three years ago mortuary cosmetologist Phoebe Glassman lost her husband in a tragic accident. No longer the hopeful wife and mother she once was, Phoebe is disappearing into her grief and into the quietude of her job. Then the body of a woman named Pauline Steele arrives in the mortuary, and for Phoebe, everything changes. Pauline is unmistakably Phoebe’s mirror image and bears an alarmingly familiar tattoo. Even more startling is that among Pauline’s effects is a faded photograph of Phoebe. Aided by an eccentric colleague, her curiosity sparked, Phoebe investigates her doppelgänger’s life and death—and uncovers surprising clues to a shared past.
For Fans Of: Ruth Ware, Psychological Thrillers

Nanny Needed

by Georgina Cross
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‘Nanny needed. Discretion is of the utmost importance. Special conditions apply.’ When Sarah Larsen finds the notice, posted on creamy card stock in her building’s lobby, one glance at the exclusive address tells her she’s found her ticket out of a dead-end job–and life. She’s overjoyed when they offer her the position and signs the NDA without a second thought. In retrospect, the notice in her lobby was less an engraved invitation than a waving red flag. Why does the beautiful Mrs. Bird never leave the apartment alone? And what happened to the nanny before her? It soon becomes clear that the Birds’ odd behaviors are more than the eccentricities of the wealthy.

For Fans Of: Suspense, B.A. Paris

The Death of Jane Lawrence

by Caitlin Starling
bookshop.org // Kindle // Audiobook
Jane is practical and has done the calculations. The best path forward is to find a husband willing to enter a marriage of convenience. Her first choice, doctor Augustine, agrees to her proposal that will allow her to remain independent, with one condition: she must never visit his family manor Lindridge Hall. Yet on their wedding night, an accident strands her at his door in a pitch and she finds him changed. Gone is the bold, courageous surgeon, and in his place is a terrified, paranoid man—one who cannot tell reality from nightmare, and fears Jane is an apparition, come to haunt him.
For Fans Of: Gothic Horror, Crimson Peak

October 12th

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World (Aristotle and Dante #2)

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
bookshop.org // Kindle // Audiobook
Ari has spent all of high school burying who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies of all kinds, and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante, dreamy, witty Dante, who can get on Ari’s nerves and fill him with desire all at once.
For Fans Of: YA LGBTQ+, Chloe Gong

The Brightest Star in Paris

by Diana Biller
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In the devastating aftermath of the Siege of Paris Amelie makes the decision she has to in order to protect her sister and restore the the ballet’s reputation. As prima ballerina she becomes the bland and sweet “St. Amie”. But when her first love comes back to town so do the ghosts of her past. Dr. Benedict Moore has never forgotten the girl who saved him when he felt as though his life was lost. After twelve years he returns to Paris for a work trip, and also the hope of seeing her again. When he finds out she’s in trouble he’s desperate to help. After all, he owes her everything.
For Fans Of: Historical Romance, Bridgerton

Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life

by Sutton Foster
bookshop.org // Kindle
From the moment she picked up a cross stitch needle to escape the bullying chorus girls in her early performing days, she was hooked. Channeling her emotions into her creations centered Sutton as she navigated the significant moments in her life and gave her tangible reminders of her experiences. Now, in this charming and poignant collection, she shares those moments, including her fraught relationship with her agoraphobic mother; a painful divorce splashed on the pages of the tabloids; her struggles with fertility; the thrills she found on the stage during hit plays. Accompanying the stories, Sutton has included crochet patterns, recipes, and so much more!
For Fans Of: Memoirs

Music Is History

by Questlove
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Questlove harnesses his encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and his deep curiosity about history to examine America over the past fifty years. Choosing one essential track from each year, Questlove unpacks each song’s significance, revealing the pivotal role that American music plays around issues of race, gender, politics, and identity.
For Fans Of: Music, American History

No One Will Miss Her

by Kat Rosenfield
bookshop.org // Kindle // Audiobook
The local junkyard is burning- the town pariah, Lizzie, is dead and her husband is nowhere to be found. The investigation leads the detective out of the small town and hours away to a swank townhouse where social media influencer and wife of a disgraced billionaire lives. Adrienne had been renting Lizzie’s tiny lake house as a getaway even though the small town was anything but a resort destination. As their connection is revealed so to a relationship of desperately lonely women trying to navigate transactional, complicated, and even deadly boundaries.
For Fans Of: Psychological Thrillers, Gone Girl

Slashing Through the Snow (Christmas Tree Farm Mystery #3)

by Jacqueline Frost
bookshop.org // Kindle
Holly has opened her B&B in Mistletoe, Maine but the cheery decorations get ruffled when vicious critic Cleo checks in for a review. When sheriff Evan and his little sister Libby find Cleo’s body in the toy donation box the suspect list is longer than Santa’s naughty list. She didn’t make friends around town with scathing reviews. When fingerprints are found on the murder weapon Holly and her friends need to think fast to clear her best friends name.
For Fans Of: Christmas Cozy Mysteries, Ellie Alexander

October 19th

Well Matched (Well Met #3)

by Jen DeLuca
bookshop.org // Kindle // Audiobook
On the verge of being an empty nester, April decides to move on from her little town. She needs help getting the house ready to sell so she asks her friend Mitch. Mitch is known for being the life of the party, and his kilt only attire at the local Ren Faire. He agrees with one condition, she pretends to be his date at a family dinner so he can avoid all the questions about getting serious and settling down. Dinner turns into a weekend and the lines between real and what’s for show get blurry.
For Fans Of: Contemporary Romance, Fake Dating trope

The Night of Many Endings

by Melissa Payne
bookshop.org // Kindle // Audiobook
Nora and her brother were orphaned at a young age. His descent into addiction could have left her questioning the fairness of life but instead she runs her library in a small mountain town. It’s a place for sanctuary and second chances for anyone who needs it. When a winter storm buries the town, a group of five take shelter. An elderly loner, a troubled teen, a homeless man whose lost hope. All are lonely hearts who spend the night discovering more about themselves and each other than they ever knew. And Nora just might have to face her brothers disappearance in ways she never imagined.
For Fans Of: Catherine Ryan Hyde, Friendship Fiction


by Christina Dalcher
bookshop.org // Kindle // Audiobook
As society collapses around her and her husband walks out in the most permanent way, Miranda is left with one choice. She always thought she would rather die then go live in the women-only colony her mother started decades before. Now it might be the only chance of safety for her and her daughter. Protege Jen has taken over Femlandia and it seems perfectly self-sufficient and thriving. Still Miranda can’t shake the feeling that something is off. No men are allowed but babies are being born. Only female babies. How far did her mother go to create this perfect and horrifying society.
For Fans Of: Dystopia Sci-Fi, Margaret Atwood

October 26th

The Christmas Bookshop

by Jenny Colgan
bookshop.org // Kindle // Audiobook
When Carmen loses her job because the department store she works at closes, she isn’t left with many options. Sofia, her perfect sister with the perfect family, wants her to move in just about as much as Carmen wants to. But their mom has been desperate for them to get along and Sofia has a client whose bookshop needs an update before the holidays. Maybe Carmen can use her design skills to revamp the store and revamp her life.
For Fans Of: Books about Bookshops, Christmas Lit

These Silent Woods

by Kimi Cunningham Grant
bookshop.org // Kindle // Audiobook
A father and daughter living in the remote Appalachian mountains must reckon with the ghosts of their past. Cooper has been raising his daughter, Finch, in a remote part of the Appalachian mountains for eight years. He’s tried to raise her to be brave and independent, both through books and the brutality of life in the wilderness. They have no connection to the outside world except for Jake, an old friend of Cooper’s who comes every winter with supplies. When he doesn’t show up one year the safety of their isolation becomes blurred and Cooper might have to finally face the sins of his past.
For Fans Of: Mystery Thriller, Father-Daughter relationships

Happy Reading!!

October 2021 New Book Releases

October 2021 New Book Releases

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