October Books Releases In 2022 We Are Excited About

October Books Releases 2022 is finally here and like every books lover, there is this certain excitement that comes with this moment.


October Books Releases 2022 is finally here and like every books lover, there is this certain excitement that comes with every single moment of book release.

This will actually be the first time here at Novellisteer, that we had doing a monthly books releases and finger cross from now on we are going to be doing this every month.

We were able to source this list by combing through publishers’ websites and Goodreads for the October Books releases.

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For the month of October Books releases, were quite a number and which i decided to pick 15 of them based on vibes and first impressions.

Let’s get on to the October 2022 book releases so you can fill up your shelf, probably read or buy.

2022 October Books Releases

Title: The Family Game

Author: Catherine Steadman

Genre: Thriller and Mystery

Date: October 18, 2022

The Family Game By Catherine Steadman

Harry and Edward’s bliss is interrupted by the re-emergence of the Holbecks, Edward’s eminent family and the embodiment of American old money. For years, they’ve dominated headlines and pulled society’s strings, and Edward left them all behind to forge his own path. But there are eyes and ears everywhere. It was only a matter of time before they were pulled back in . . .

Title: Blackmail and Bibingka

Author: Mia P. Manansala

Genre: Mystery and Suspense

Date: October 4, 2022

Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala

It’s Christmastime in Shady Palms, but things are far from jolly for Lila Macapagal. Sure, her new business, the Brew-ha Cafe, is looking to turn a profit in its first year. And yes, she’s taken the first step in a new romance with her good friend Jae Park. But her cousin Ronnie is back in town after ghosting the family fifteen years ago, claiming that his recent purchase of a local winery shows that he’s back on his feet and ready to contribute to the Shady Palms community. Tita Rosie is thrilled with the return of her prodigal son, but Lila knows that wherever Ronnie goes, trouble follows.

Title: Somebody That I Used to Know

Author: Dana L. Davis

Genre: Young Adult

Date: October 18, 2022

Someone that i used to know Dana L. Davis

Dylan Woods hasn’t seen her best friend, Langston, in years. After he moved to Los Angeles, he ghosted her. Then he became Legendary, the biggest teen R&B artist on the planet.

For the most part, Dylan has moved on, with her sights set on Juilliard. But when her parents announce that Langston is coming for a short stay with them, the entire family is thrilled. Except for Dylan. The idea of sharing a house with music’s biggest bad boy makes her stomach churn.

Title: Built to Last

Author: Dana L. Davis

Genre: Romance

Date: October 18, 2022

Built to last by Erin Hahn

Shelby Springfield has spent the last ten years trying to overcome her past, sanding it away like she does the rough spots on the vintage furniture finds she makes over. But as a former child star, it’s hard to forget a mediocre pop career, a meltdown widely documented by the paparazzi, and a huge public break with her former co-star Lyle Jessup. It’s also hard to forget her other co-star and childhood sweetheart, Cameron Riggs — the one who got away.

Title: Making a Scene

Author: Constance Wu

Genre: Memoir

Date: October 4, 2022

making a scene by Constance Wu

Through raw and relatable essays, Constance shares private memories of childhood, young love and heartbreak, sexual assault and harassment, and how she “made it” in Hollywood. Her stories offer a behind-the-scenes look at being Asian American in the entertainment industry and the continuing evolution of her identity and influence in the public eye. Making a Scene is an intimate portrait of the pressures and pleasures of existing in today’s world.

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Title: Daughter Of Darkness

Author: Terry Brooks

Genre: Fantasy

Date: October 4, 2022

Daughter of Darkness Terry Brooks

It’s been two years since Auris escaped from the sinister Goblin prison and learned of her heritage as one of the Fae. She is now happily partnered with her Fae lover Harrow and deeply bonded with her new family. All seems to be going perfectly–until, somehow, the Goblin attacks begin again. Someone, it seems, has not forgotten that Auris exists and seems determined to retrieve her…but who? And why?

With two new companions at her side, Auris must attempt to unlock the remaining secrets of her past. For if she cannot, she will never see Harrow alive again

Title: Working Girls: Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Professional Womanhood

Author: Trixie Mattel, Katya


Date:  October 25, 2022

Working Girls: Trixie and Katya's Guide to Professional Womanhood

In Working Girls, Trixie and Katya dole out both savvy and satirical advice for every stage of working life, from choosing a career path to sailing into a blissful retirement, in step-by-step guides, quizzes, the world’s most bizarre aptitude test, and more. Searching for the perfect interview outfit? Agonizing over how to get that raise? Suspicious that your colleague doesn’t really hope their email “finds you well”? Trixie and Katya have got you covered. They also share personal stories from their own remarkable careers and their philosophies on everything from mastering office lingo to getting fired with dignity, all alongside hilarious, gorgeous photos.

Title: Anne of Greenville

Author: Mariko Tamaki

Genre: Young Adult

Date: October 4, 2022


In this modern reimagining of Anne of Green Gables, Anne is an ABBA-loving singer/actor/writer of disco operas, queer, Japanese-American who longs to be understood for her artistic genius. Recently relocated to middle-of-nowhere Greenville and starting at a new school, Anne has a tendency to A) fall in love quickly, deeply, and effervescently and B) fly off the handle in the face of jerks. Both personality quirks quickly come into play when the soccer team boos the premiere of her disco performance, which—in a roundabout way—introduces her to her new BFF, Berry, and she soon after meets the girl of her dreams, Gilly.

Title: Strike the Zither

Author: Joan He

Genre: Young Adult

Date: October 25, 2022

Strike the Zither by Joan He

Orphaned at a young age, Zephyr took control of her fate by becoming the best strategist of the land and serving under Xin Ren, a warlord whose loyalty to the empress is double-edged—while Ren’s honour draws Zephyr to her cause, it also jeopardizes their survival in a war where one must betray or be betrayed. When Zephyr is forced to infiltrate an enemy camp to keep Ren’s followers from being slaughtered, she encounters the enigmatic Crow, an opposing strategist who is finally her match. But there are more enemies than one—and not all of them are human.

Title: Love from Mecca to Medina

Author: S.K. Ali

Genre: Romance

Date: October 25, 2022

Love from Mecca to Medina S K Ali

Adam is in Doha, Qatar, making a map of the Hijra, a historic migration from Mecca to Medina, and worried about where his next paycheck will come from. Zayneb is in Chicago, where school and extracurricular stresses are piling on top of a terrible frenemy situation, making her miserable.

Then a marvel occurs: Adam and Zayneb get the chance to spend Thanksgiving week on the Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, in Saudi Arabia. Adam is thrilled; it’s the reboot he needs and an opportunity to pray for a hijra in real life: to migrate to Zayneb in Chicago. Zayneb balks at the trip at first, having envisioned another kind of vacation, but then decides a spiritual reset is calling her name too. And they can’t wait to see each other—surely, this is just what they both need.

Title: A Touch of Moonlight

Author: Yaffa S. Santos

Genre: Romance

Date: October 25, 2022

A Touch of Moonlight  by Yaffa Santos

Larimar Cintrón works hard at three things: her job as brand manager for Beacon Café, a New York based corporate bakery chain; taking care of her parents and her abuela; and hiding that she’s a ciguapa—a mythical creature of Dominican folklore with long, straight hair and backwards-facing feet. Larimar may only be a ciguapa on full moons, but she feels like an outsider in her family the rest of the month too. Her love of ’90s punk rock music and style further sets her apart. But when her best friend introduces her to Ray, a bakery owner and fellow punk rock lover, Larimar thinks she may have finally found someone with whom she can be her true self.

Title: The Empress of Time

Author: Kylie Lee Baker

Genre: Fantasy

Date: October 4, 2022

The Empress of Time Kylie Baker

Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami Ren Scarborough is no longer the girl who was chased out of England—she is the Goddess of Death ruling Japan’s underworld. But her problems have never been greater. Her Shinigami see her as a foreigner on the throne. Her brother, Neven, is gone, lost in the deep darkness. And her fiancé, Hiro, has been killed by her own hand.

Then Ren receives the most troubling news yet—Reapers have been spotted in Japan, and it’s only a matter of time before Ivy, now Britain’s Death Goddess, comes to claim her revenge.

Title: I Miss You, I Hate This

Author: Sara Saedi

Genre: Young Adult

Date: October 11, 2022

I Miss You, I Hate This Sara Saedi

The lives of high school seniors Parisa Naficy and Gabriela Gonzales couldn’t be more different. Parisa, an earnest and privileged Iranian American, struggles to live up to her own impossible standards. Gabriela, a cynical Mexican American, has all the confidence Parisa lacks but none of the financial stability. She can’t help but envy Parisa’s posh lifestyle whenever she hears her two moms argue about money. Despite their differences, as soon as they met on the first day of freshman year, they had an “us versus the world” mentality. Whatever the future had in store for them—the pressure to get good grades, the litany of family dramas, and the heartbreak of unrequited love—they faced it together. Until a global pandemic forces everyone into lockdown.

Title: Partners In Crime

Author: Alisha Rai

Genre: Romance

Date: October 18, 2022 

Partners in crime Alisha Rai.jpg

At thirty-five, with a stable job as an accountant, Mira Chaudhary wants nothing more than to find a boring man to spend the rest of her life with. Having had enough excitement in her younger days and desperately trying to escape her dysfunctional past, she turns to a matching app specializing in Indian American singles to help her find someone to settle down with.

Enter Naveen Desai. An English professor with an uneventful, normal, and—dare she say it, boring—life, Naveen is perfect.

Title: The Edge of Being

Author: James Brandon

Genre: LGBT+

Date: October 11, 2022

The Edge of Being James Brandon

Isaac Griffin has always felt something was missing from his life. And for good reason: he’s never met his dad. He’d started to believe he’d never belong in this world, that the scattered missing pieces of his life would never come together when he discovers a box hidden deep in the attic with his father’s name on it.

When the first clue points him to San Francisco, he sets off with his boyfriend to find the answers, and the person he’s been waiting his whole life for. But when his vintage station wagon breaks down (and possibly his relationship too) they are forced to rely on an unusual girl who goes by Max—and has her own familial pain—to take them the rest of the way.

Let Chat

  • What October 2022 books releases are ayou most excited to read?
  • What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month?
  • Did I miss any October 2022 books releases that you are anticipating? As always, let me know in the comments!


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