The leaves are starting to turn and the nights are drawing in, which must mean it’s time for a round up of October releases. Next month sees the ramp up of Christmas gift titles, so can sometimes be a little dry on things I want to read, but not this year!

Release dates do seem to be very changeable right now, so dates are only a guide, and those marked US only might be hard to get hold of in the UK.


Dead Relatives by Lucie McKnight Hardy


Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis (e)


A Spindle Splintered by Alix E Harrow (e)

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starlin (US)

A Twist of Fate by Kelley Armstrong (e)

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan


Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu

Bad Apples by Will Dean

Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper (US)

Cook As You Are by Ruby Tandoh

Empress & Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams


The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

Along the Saltwise Sea by A Deborah Baker

The Cabinet by Un Su Kim

Truth of the Divine by Lindsay Ellis

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky by Margaret Verble (US)


Stay Another Day by Juno Dawson

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman

The Hiding Place by Amanda Mason

The Watchers by A.M. Shine

The Whistling by Rebecca Netley

The Actual Star by Monica Byrne

Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun


Far Sector by N.K .Jemisin + Jamal Campbell

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

Flowers for the Sea by Zin E Rocklyn

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood (US)


Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit


Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe (US)

The Trees by Percival Everett (US)

Comfort Me with Apples by Catherynne M Valente (e)


Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

In Every Mirror She’s Black by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Free: Coming of Age at the End of History by Lea Ypi

Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar