10 New Releases We’re Recommending for October

We’re into a new month already and the year is racing on now. As we move into Autumn, it’s time to curl up somewhere cosy and get into a good book! Thankfully we have the extensive October new releases list here and from it we’re recommending ten books we think you should read this October!

We’ve chosen from a selection of genres, so hopefully there’s something for everyone, and all ten of these books are just released, or to be released during October.

Grand Union – Zadie Smith

8th October, 2019

We wrote about this new release back in 2018 but it’s finally on its way! On 8th October, the first short story collection from Zadie Smith lands, and if you liked White Teeth and her others, get this on your TBR!

Grand Union

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Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout

If you fell in love with Oliver Ketteridge the first time round, then this follow up novel, Olive, Again is for you! Out on 8th October it provides a new tale for this much loved character.

Olive, Again

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The Factory – Hiroko Oyamada

29th October, 2019

This modern account of our consumer society, modern life and work life balance will be released later this month, as factory life expands and threatens to take over everything.

The Factory

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Salt Slow – Julia Armfield

8th October, 2019

In her electrifying debut, Julia Armfield explores women’s experiences in contemporary society, mapped through their bodies. Salt Slow incorporates many literary elements including horror, sci-fi, mythology and feminism.

Salt Slow

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A Self Portrait in Black and White – Thomas Chatterton Williams

15th October, 2019

A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family’s multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white.

A Portrait in Black and White

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The Beautiful Ones – Prince

29th October, 2019

We brought you news of this posthumous memoir, partly written by Prince himself earlier this year and on 29th October it finally hits the shelves. You can get your preorders in now!

The Beautiful Ones

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All This Could Be Yours – Jami Attenberg

22nd October, 2019
All This Could Be Yours is a timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power; it shows how those webs can tangle a family for generations and what it takes to—maybe, hopefully—break free.

All This Could Be Yours

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Life Undercover – Amaryllis Fox

15th October, 2019

Amaryllis Fox’s riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world’s most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter

life Undercover

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The Secret Commonwealth – Philip Pullman

3rd October, 2019

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the next book in Philip Pullman’s universe, book two of the Book of Dust series, then it’s on the shelves now!

The Secret Commonwealth

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The Body – Bill Bryson

15th October, 2019

The Body: A Guide for Occupants is the latest book from Bill Bryson, and it comes later this month. I don’t know about you, but I could read anything in his style and I have no doubt this will be a fascinating and enlightening read.

The Body

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We hope you find some good suggestions there and we’ll be back with more recommendations lists soon. If you want to ensure you never miss any of these, subscribe now.

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