October brings the onslaught of Christmas gifting titles, but there’s still plenty of interest beyond celebrity memoirs and cookbooks coming your way next month.

Dates mostly refer to UK print editions, and so books may already be out in different formats or territories. Titles marked with a * are ones I’ve received review copies of and P means they are on my pre-order list.



Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (Abacus)P

Her Fierce Creatures by Maria Lewis (Piatkus)

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Simon & Schuster)


Saga Volume 10 by Brian K Vaughan + Fiona Staples (Image Comics)P



Wolf Pack by Will Dean (Point Blank)

A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo (Coronet)

Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)P

Jackdaw by Tade Thompson (Cheerio)

House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson (Bantam Press)

Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty (Ace)

Monochrome by Jamie Costello (Atom)

The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho by Paterson Joseph (Dialogue Books)

Orpheus Builds a Girl by Heather Parry (Gallic Books)

We Are All Constellations by Amy Beashel (Rock the Boat)

She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai (Doubleday)

Tyger by SF Said + Dave McKean (David Fickling Books)

The Book of Phobias and Manias by Kate Summerscale (Wellcome Collection)



The Night Eaters by Majorie Liu + Sana Takeda (Titan)

Lore Olympus: Volume Three by Rachel Smythe (Del Rey)

The Player Next Door by Elizabeth Davis (Headline Eternal)

Dinosaurs by Lydia Millet (WW Norton & Co)



The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal (Solaris)P

The River of Silver by S.A. Chakraborty (HarperVoyager)P

The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke (HarperCollins)

Dinner on Mars by Lenore Newman + Evan D.G. Fraser (ECW Press)

The Dark Between the Trees by Fiona Barnett (Solaris)

Sixteen Souls by Rosie Talbot (Scholastic)

What We Leave Behind by Stanislaw Lubienski (MacLehose Press)

Make You Mine This Christmas by Lizzie Huxley-Jones (Hodder & Stoughton)

The Other Ones by Fran Hart (Chicken House)

Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez (Granta)

The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman (Hodder)



What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher (Titan)P

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Faber)

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth (Hodder & Stoughton)



The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew (Gollancz)*

Nightwalking by John Lewis-Stempel (Doubleday)



The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake (Tor)

You Don’t Know What War Is by Yeva Skalietska (Bloomsbury)

Into the Windwracked Wilds by A. Deborah Barker (Tor)



Cat Lady by Dawn O’Porter (HarperCollins)

A Brief History of Pasta by Luca Cesari (Profile Books)

The History of the World in 100 Plants by Simon Barnes (Simon & Schuster)

The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg (Allen Lane)


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