As with every month, October is set to see a huge influx of wonderful new books. Of these, we’re most looking forward to the release of these books enlisted here. We have listed here 15 most anticipated books of October 2021.
15 Most Anticipated Books of October 2021:
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
This book opens Franzen’s newest historical fiction series, ‘A Key to All Mythologies’. It delves into the rich saga of a winter day in 1971, when a dysfunctional family comes unravelled. And as always, we can expect some unforgettable characters from Franzen.
The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman
In this sequel to the ‘Practical Magic’ duology, fantasy master Hoffman crafts a masterful story about the Owens family. They’re accursed in matters of love but in this book, they dive deep into their roots to understand why and redeem themselves.
Frankie and Bug by Gayle Forman
From the writer of ‘If I Stay’ comes another heartwarming book, about ten year old Bug, who finds unexpected friendship in her neighbour during a boring summer.
House Fires by Connor Franta
This is YouTube star Connor Franta’s thir memoir, and it delves into his life in the late 20s. He takes us on his epic journey of stardom, romance and ‘figuring out life’.
Silverview by John le Carre
The master of espionage left the world in 2020, but thank the heavens for his last complete book, set to be published this month posthumously. The plot and events of this book have been kept under the wraps, and for good reason. This is perhaps, unfortunately, the last of the great man we will read.
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
We all swooned over Towle’s ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’, and we have high expectations for this as well. This follows an 18 year old victim of manslaughter, who wants to start his life anew with his younger brother. But there are two men in the back of his car who have other plans for him.
State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny
This political thriller from a masterful author and a woman at the forefront of politics is what we’re most excited about! This follows a Secretary of state, who works for her rivals and must assemble a team to decipher the scheme behind a string of terrorist attacks.
Aristotle and Dante Dive Into The Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This is the sequel to the heartwarming and very well received ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the World’. As the title suggests, this book follows the two boys in love as they learn to maintain friendships and find a place in the heteronormative world.
A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer Armentrout
Fantasy Goddess Armentrout opens a new series with this book that revolves around a girl who must give herself to the Primal of Death due to a deal her ancestors make. But she conceals another purpose – she needs to submit to him, gain his trust and end him.
Oh, William! by Elizabeth Strout
In the third book of the Amgash series, Pulitzer Prize winning Strout tells William’s story from Lucy’s perspective. William is Lucy’s on-off friend, and then her husband, then the father of her children and finally, the man she let go. This seems like a beautifully tender exploration of life, relationships and their meaning.
A Spindle Splintered by Alix E Harrow
In this introduction to the Fractured Fables series, Harrow tells the story of a girl with a rare disease due to which she cannot live past 21. Her best friend, Charm, wants to make her 21st birthday ultra special, so he gives her a full Sleeping Beauty experience. But soon she is transported to the world of the real Sleeping Beauty.
Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson
In this dystopia, a teen called Paige thinks she is the only one left on the planet after she wakes up in a hospital on an IV. Now she must use her intelligence and resilience to brave her way through.
Out of The Fire by Andrea Contos
This thriller follows Cass Adams, who receives letters in pink envelopes from her kidnapper from whom she escaped. The police raise their hands, but she finds a duo of girls who are also looking to exact vengeance from their perpetrators. Together, the trio must hunt for justice where no one has gone.
Salt Magic by Hope Larson
This is a middle grade graphic novel about an envious witch who curses Vonceil’s family. It now falls upon her to reverse the curse, by dealing with dangerous and magical creatures.
The Heartbreak Bakery by A R Capetta
In this book, a teen baker, Syd, makes cupcakes for Austin’s queer community. But misplaced ingredients cause the cupcakes to turn magical and cause couples to break up, in this anti-Midsummer-Night’s-Dream book.
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