2022 is about to end but there is so much to read. While you are getting ready for the festive and spooky season, we are putting out the 15 most anticipated books of October 2022. We can’t stop talking about the variety of books that we have on this list. If you were clueless what to read next, here you have fifteen books to choose from. Happy reading!
15 Most Anticipated Books of October 2022
- The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera (October 4)
- Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy (October 4)
- Malice House by Megan Shepherd (October 4)
- Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (October 4)
- Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (October 4)
- The Socialite’s Guide to Murder by S. K. Golden (October 11)
- It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover (October 17)
- Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (October 18)
- Poster Girl by Veronica Roth (October 18)
- Newsroom Confidential by Margaret Sullivan (October 18)
- Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton (October 18)
- Self-Portrait with Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka (October 18)
- A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young (October 18)
- The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake (October 25)
- The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy (October 25)
The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera (October 4)
Can the Death-Cast predict when someone will pass away? It’s the night before this cast goes live. Valentino is restarting his life in NY. He has a promising life ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister died in a car crash. Orion has severe heart disease and he signed up for the Death Caste to know what is coming. Orion and Valentino meet each other in Times Square and immediately felt a connection. However, when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are altered forever. One of them receives a call and the other does not. Both of them don’t know how this day will end but they want to spend it together.
Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy (October 4)
When Genevieve West returns home for her mother’s funeral she is prepared to maintain distance from her ex-boyfriend Evan Hartley. Their history even though turbulent, was full of passion. No matter how much you try, it is hard to not run into Evan in this small coastal town. Evan is still as attractive and irresistible. Gen plans to remain in town temporarily and help her father with his business. On the other hand, Evan is certain that they will be good together, but he has to convince Gen. But do second chances work?
Malice House by Megan Shepherd (October 4)
Haven Marbury is an aspiring artist who inherits her Pulitzer-winner father’s home. She is struggling to make ends meet by writing movie critics. This house is the only thing Haven has after paying off all the other debts of her father. When she goes to clean up the house, she stumbles upon a secret manuscript including scary stories. This might change things for Haven, and the monsters defined in the book inspire Haven to develop her illustrations. In this way, she will get the opportunity to team up with her late father. Her father has warned her about this house being haunted and perhaps there is some truth to that.
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (October 4)
Bird Gardner is a twelve-year-old who lives a quiet life with his broken but loving father. He was a farmer linguist who is now taking care of bookshelves in a university library. He has grown up denying his mother and her poems. Bird has no notion of her work, what happened to her and he should not wonder. However, when he receives an enigmatic letter containing only one cryptic drawing, he is pulled into an expedition to find her mother. His journey will take him back to the childhood folktales his mother poured into his mind. Bird’s journey will take him through the underground network of librarians and finally to NYC.
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (October 4)
The entire life of Olivia McAfee changed when her husband revealed a darker side. She lost her perfect life in Boston with a cardiothoracic surgeon husband and beautiful boy Asher. Olivia never imagined that she would end up back in New Hampshire and taking up her father’s beekeeping business. Lily Campanello and her mom are new to this place and hoping for a fresh start. Asher and Lily fall for each other. One day, Olivia receives a phone call stating Lily is dead and Asher is being interrogated by the police. Even though Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent, however, she would be lying if she denies that she didn’t acknowledge her husband’s temper in him.
The Socialite’s Guide to Murder by S. K. Golden (October 11)
The daughter of the fabled Pinnacle Hotel, Evelyn Elizabeth Grace Murphy lives on the top floor of the hotel. Attractive and willful Evelyn dyes her hair platinum blonde and dresses delightfully as Marilyn Monroe. Like Monroe, men tend to underestimate Evelyn, seeing her as nosy and spoiled. Evelyn has been always good at finding things out. So, when artist Billie Bell’s newest work got stolen and her best Henry Fox was accused, she sets out to prove him innocent. However, in that mission, she finds Billie dead. Now Evelyn along with her crush Mac Cooper will try to find out the killer.
It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover (October 17)
Lily and her ex-husband Ryle have just gotten accustomed to a civil co-parenting rhythm. Suddenly, Lily bumps into Atlas, her first love, again. This time, fate is on their side so Lily immediately said yes when Atlas asked her out on a date. But the fact that Ryle is very much a part of her life hampered the excitement.
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (October 18)
Charles Dickens wrote about a survivor of institutional poverty and its effects on children in his society in David Copperfield. In Demon Copperhead Barbara peaks for a new generation of lost boys and all of them are born in beautiful and cursed places they can never think of leaving. Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is a tale of a boy born to a teenage single mom with zero assets beyond his late father‘s good looks, copper-colored hair, and the skill for survival.
Poster Girl by Veronica Roth (October 18)
Poster Girl is a horrifying dystopian mystery that explores the intensifying role of surveillance in society. Sonya Kantor, a former poster girl for the Delegation has been taken behind the bars for ten years. When an old enemy comes to her with a deal – find out a missing girl who was stolen from her parents by the old administration and earn freedom. The things this expedition made Sonya feel are unfathomable. Sony finds herself getting familiar with the dark secrets of her family as he tries to find the child.
Newsroom Confidential by Margaret Sullivan (October 18)
Sullivan started her career at the Buffalo News, where she rose from summer intern to editor-in-chief. In this book, she chronicles her years in the trenches struggling with sexism. She was the first woman to hold the role of public editor of The New York Times in 2012. Sullivan recounts how she finds her way through the controversies from Hilary Clinton’s emails to Elon Musk’s accusations of injustice to the need for better diversity in the newsroom. In 2016 she left for the Washington Post, where she had a front-row seat to the rise of Trump in US politics and media.
Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton (October 18)
Tom shares his experience with great candor and humor. He talks about his early acting gigs and working with legends like Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, and Dame Maggie Smith. Tom talks about lasting experiences, friendships, and the inevitable highs and lows of fame. It is funny, entertaining, touching, and a must-read for the Potterheads out there.
Self-Portrait with Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka (October 18)
Pepper Rafferty was abandoned as an infant on the local veterinarian’s front porch, She was raised by two loving mothers. Now, she is thirty-six and married to the supportive and stable Ike. Pepper never revealed to anyone that at fifteen she discovered the identity of her biological mother. Her mother is Ula Frost, a reclusive painter who is known for the shocking claims that her portraits summon their subject’s doppelganger from the parallel universe. Pepper begins to question if the parallel universe is real if there is a place in which Ula decided to keep Pepper, and maybe a universe where this rejection hurt less.
A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young (October 18)
Hallie Goodman is an event planner who receives party inspiration from the bride of her latest wedding project. The last thing she expects is to find out that our files are digital videos from Darcy’s ex. She knows she should not watch but she is only human. This guy is funny, cute, and an astronaut. Soon she begins to send e-mails to the NASA address. Christopher Ortiz is readjusting to life on earth and continually in the shadow of the late older brother. A friend from the IT department of NASA forwards him the e-mails Hallie has sent. Christopher can’t help but notice how much her sense of humor and pink hair is affecting her.
The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake (October 25)
The long-awaited sequel of Atlas Six is here. Six magicians, two rivalries, one researcher, and a man who can walk through dreams – they all must pick a side if they want to preserve the world or destroy it. In this sequel, the society of Alexandrians is revealed. It is a secret society with a world-changing and raw power; led by a man whose plans to alter life are already underway.
The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy (October 25)
The Passenger talks about a sunken jet with nine passengers and one missing body. Cormac McCarthy uses two narratives. The first is about the main character’s dead sister and her schizophrenia. As the story progresses it gets more interesting with her mathematical skills and worldly theories. This establishes the belief that most geniuses look at everything through a different lens. Western is the main protagonist and the story surrounds him and his friends. Their regular takes philosophical entities, life, and death is a perception that needs to be read.