So, while looking for ideas for this month, I saw an excellent list put together over at Bookish Coffee Blog, and though this is their day two suggestion, because I did a Lucifer post for yesterday I thought I’d do this one today! These are all books I’ve received through NetGalley, and hoping to get to at least a few before their release dates.
October Book Releases you are Excited For
Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women by Kris Waldherr
Release Date: October 4th, 2022
This has come up in various lists I’ve done recently, and it’s because I really am excited for this one. It looks so interesting, focusing on the women in Frankenstein and giving them more of a voice. As a fan of retellings and reimaginings, I’m so excited to dig into this.
Ghosts of the Forbidden by Leanna Renee Hieber
Release Date: October 11th, 2022
Okay, that cover looks beautiful, for starters. This is the first book in a series, and the I’ll definitely be reading more if I enjoy this one! Goodreads summary explains “Every book follows a different person in Glazier’s Gap who falls into a supernatural love affair– like Broadchurch with phantoms, a romantic Twilight Zone in a beautiful, creepy town”. Sounds, quite honestly, totally up my street.
Our Share of Night by Mariana Enríquez, Translated by Megan McDowell
Release Date: October 13th, 2022
Part of the reason I’m excited for this is because we had Olivia White on Esbat, and talked about The Dangers of Smoking in Bed. I really want to read that one too, but as soon as I saw this on NetGalley I knew I had to request it. It feels like a great autumn book, too.
Hazel Hill Is Gonna Win This One by Maggie Horne
Release Date: October 18th, 2022
Firstly, just look at that cover! Secondly, LGBT+ Middle Grade about a girl who decides to act when one of her classmates is harassed online. These are the kind of things I really hope kids now are (safely) learning about – when I was young, any internet safety information revolved around “don’t meet people online! Don’t give any of your personal information away!” Nowadays, things seem that little bit more complicated, and there’s more of a focus on image online, too. This book sounds really timely, and I’m looking forward to reading it!
These are just four of the books I’m looking forward to reading, all coming out this month. Are there any new releases you’re excited for in October?