By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 21, 2023
Our TBR shelves may be spilling out, but we keep finding new books we want to pile on. From forensic thrillers to immersive fantasies to celebrity tell-alls, October’s most anticipated list is filled with must-reads! Here are 21 upcoming releases across a mix of genres. These titles are available for preorder, but in the meantime, peruse our recommendations for similar reads that you can enjoy now.
Jasmine Yang comes to New York City on a desperate search for her daughter who was taken from her at birth. Publishing executive Rebecca Whitney is living a charmed life, along with the adopted Chinese daughter she adores. This evocative family drama sets these two very different women on a shocking collision course.
This highly anticipated sequel continues the loosely intertwined and messy lives of three Black women as they navigate life, love, and prejudice in Sweden. Kemi, Brittany, and Yasmin each confront their own thorny questions about how to find happiness and fulfillment in an unequal society.
Investigators Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up again, this time to find answers surrounding a grisly triple murder that has turned the St. Paul community on its head. Alex Sand, a wealthy federal judge, was at home playing basketball with his two young sons when all three were shot in cold blood.
Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in his pursuit of justice. The newest volume in this electrifying series finds Teddy in scenic Santa Barbara, California where he is trying to track down the kidnapped wife of a Croatian tech billionaire.
What became of Mitch and Abby McDeere after they exposed the crimes of Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert & Locke and fled the country? Find out in this riveting sequel set fifteen years later. When a mentor asks Mitch for a favor, he finds himself at the center of a sinister plot with worldwide implications.
All across the US respectable, upstanding citizens are showing up dead. These deaths don't appear to be connected—until a fatal fall from a high-floor window attracts some unexpected attention. An interagency task force is assembled to investigate—with Jack Reacher at the helm.
Things quickly get complicated as Trenton's hardest working bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, hunts for two men suspected of robbing a local jewelry store. It won't be easy for Stephanie to keep herself clean when everyone else is playing dirty. Luckily, she isn't afraid of getting a little dirty too.
In their own ways, both Yumi and Painter have always faced the world alone. Suddenly flung together, they must unravel the mystery of what brought them here before it's too late. Otherwise, they risk forever losing not only the bond growing between them, but the very worlds they're trying to protect.
In this exuberant retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the much-maligned youngest Bennet sister tells her side of the story. Some of the facts are well known. But Lydia is dealing with an entirely different set of concerns and she has yet to learn that for a witch, promises have power.
Evil has come to Safia's small coastal Algerian town and she is terrified she will not be able to protect the ones she loves. As her family's "chosen one," she has always believed she would face this task alone—until her family reveals she has been promised to a warrior who will join her. An outsider.
It's the start of a riveting epic series from the bestselling author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles. In Clare's first fantasy for adults, two outcasts find themselves caught in a web of forbidden love, dangerous magic, and dark secrets that could change the world forever.
From the two-time National Book Award winner comes this heartrending story of an enslaved girl in the years before the Civil War. Sold south by the white enslaver who fathered her, Annis opens herself to a world teeming with spirits; spirits who nurture and give, and those who manipulate and take.
With a brilliant mind and a fierce will to survive, Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a kidnapped African princess, was rescued from enslavement at seven years old and presented to Queen Victoria as a "gift." This sweeping saga tells the stunning true story of her search for home, family, love, and identity.
When Sasha decides to take a well-earned vacation to the seaside resort she loved as a child, she is dismayed to find herself at a dilapidated hotel, sharing the beach with a grumpy guy named Finn. Sparks fly in this delightful novel about two burned out professionals trying to unwind on the British seaside.
Dominic Davenport clawed his way up from nothing to become the King of Wall Street. But now his blind ambition has driven away the only person who saw him as enough. After years of quietly supporting him, his wife Alessandra has finally decided to put herself first. And he's willing to do anything to win her back.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer rewinds the film of his own life in this profound and brilliant work. He expands and deconstructs the genre of the personal memoir by acknowledging the larger stories of refugeehood, colonization, and ideas about Vietnam and America.
The world's greatest bodybuilder. The world's highest paid movie star. The leader of the world's sixth largest economy. That these are the same person sounds like the setup to a joke. But this is no joke. Part memoir, part self-help, this book provides an inspirational tour through Arnold's toolkit for a meaningful life.
The actress and country music legend takes you behind the scenes and shares (in her own words) "some simple, not-that-fancy truths I live by and a bunch of good stories, photos, and recipes that go along with them." This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys an easygoing Western lifestyle.
In this beautifully illustrated celebration, the global superstar shares, for the first time, the story behind her lifelong passion for fashion. With entertaining personal stories and 450 full-color photographs, including exclusive images from her private costume archive, she reveals how she developed her own distinct, iconic style.
In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. Now she reveals for the first time her own story, on her own terms, at last.
Up until now, middle school hasn't exactly been a joyride for Greg Heffley. So when the town threatens to close the crumbling building, he's not too broken up about it. But then Greg realizes this means he'll be at a different school than his best friend and he changes his tune. Can he save his school before it's too late?
Hopefully there’s something here that you want to add to your TBR list! Let us know which new books you’re most excited about this month.