October 2019 Book Releases I’m Excited About!

Okay, so where did the year go? Seriously? It’s October already and I’m freaking out and I don’t know why! And I’m a little late but here I am with the October 2019 edition of the Books Releasing This Month That I’m Excited About but Probably Won’t Read Anytime Soon. Because it’s true. Books on my TBR are glaring at me right now so let’s just get on with this. 😛

Also, there are 14 books on this list – way more than I’ve ever talked about in any month. So please be patient. 😀

Take a look at this list and let me know if any of these books catch your eye. 🙂

#1 – Wayward Son (Carry On #2) by Rainbow Rowell

1This is the second in a fiction series that was mentioned in another fiction book – sort of a bookception going on here. Fangirl is the book that mentions this fiction series and the first of it is Carry On. I’m no one to talk about it because I still haven’t read these books but somehow, the hype has caught up with me. I even put Fangirl on my October TBR (check out my video here: October 2019 TBR), so I’m hoping that gives me the impetus to read more.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Release Date: 3 October, 2019

#2 – The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

2I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan, and that’s putting it mildly. It’s not that I have all the earlier books in the series, but since Goblet of Fire is one of my favorite books in the series, the news that it’s coming out in illustrated form has me all excited. Sighing with longing as I stare at the Amazon page for this one.

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: 8 October, 2019

#3 – Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

3I’ve been putting The Tattooist of Auschwitz on my TBR for quite a few months now but haven’t yet gotten to reading. Perhaps this book, which is its sequel, will push me to finally read it, finish it, and end up sobbing my eyes and heart out. War stories are something that make me feel so much (The Book Thief is one of my favorite books of all time) and I know somehow, that this one is going to be one emotional ride too!

Publisher: Zaffre

Release Date: 1 October, 2019

#4 – Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout

4I don’t know anything about this book (I like to be surprised most times) except for the fact that the cover is simple yet beautiful. The reviews call it a modern day classic and now, I’m more intrigued than ever. Hopefully I get to read it soon but until then, I’m going to go drown myself in the books that I already have.

Publisher: Center Point Pub

Release Date: 15 October, 2019

#5 – Elton John: The Autobiography

5I haven’t followed Elton John’s music but given the enigmatic stature of this singer, I’m very, very intrigued. Another reason is that I’ve watched his interviews and found him to be a funny, level-headed man – qualities that I really admire. I was hoping that the publisher would provide me with a copy but I guess they ran out of review copies. 😦

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Release Date: 15 October, 2019

#6 – How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

6This is a coming-of-age memoir of a black, gay man in the South of America and is everything that I am looking for right now. Unfortunately, it isn’t available in India and import means burning down my bank account. So I’m excited about it, but I can’t afford to get it. But if I ever see it at a discount or in a library sometime, I’m going to lap it up like nobody’s business!

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: 8 October, 2019

#7 –Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo

7I’m not a die-hard fan of Leigh Bardugo because I’ve only read one of her books – Wonder Woman: Warbringer so far. But a writer who has mostly written YA fantasy (I think), coming out with an Adult novel that has forbidden magic in it? YES PLEASE! It’s supposedly very dark. And by dark, it means VERY DARK. I’m probably at that age where everything dark calls out to me in a deep, visceral way. So pretty excited for this one!

Publisher: Gollancz

Release Date: 31 October, 2019

#8 – The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

8This book is everywhere! Mostly on BookTube and those BookTubers have nothing but good things to say about it! And we all know that if my favorite BookTubers and Bookstagrammers start raving about something, I get excited about it too. This is just another example. And this is historical fiction, too. Not that I get overly excited about historical fiction, but the combination is rather lethal!

Publisher: Philomel Books

Release Date: 1 October, 2019

#9 – The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

9Me Before You made me cry. After You made me smile. I’m yet to read Still Me. But what remains constant is the fact that I love Jojo Moyes’s writing and feel it tugging at my heartstrings every single time. So imagine my delight when I heard that her new book was coming out this month! Another historical fiction no less. And that’s all I need to know.

Publisher: Penguin

Release Date: 3 October, 2019

#10 – Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

10This is the second Christina Lauren book that I’ve mentioned since I’ve started this series of exciting releases. And while The Unhoneymooners seemed such a fun, light read, Twice in a Blue Moon seems to me a tad serious in comparison. But the storyline here – meeting one’s first love who’s also one’s first heartbreak and connecting again – is something that I’m always ready to read!

Publisher: Gallery Books

Release Date: 22 October, 2019

#11 – Grand Union by Zadie Smith

11A short story collection, this book seems to me to be one of those that plays with several different concepts to blow your mind that you will absolutely love. I haven’t yet read Zadie Smith even though I own a copy of Swing Time but the concepts of her books never fail to intrigue me. Which was why I bought Swing Time in the first place. Let’s see if I’ll be able to read this one!

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

Release Date: 22 October, 2019

#12 – Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race by Thomas Chatterton Williams

12In a time and age when we need to bring down racism brick by brick, here comes an own voices non-fiction book that talks about the need to reject and unlearn the concept of race. How good it’s going to be? I don’t know! But the topic that it talks about is so relevant and in my quest to learn more and broaden my horizons more, I really, really want to read this book! Let’s see how the reading goes though.

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

Release Date: 15 October, 2019

#13 – Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

13The only book by Stephen Chbosky that I know and that I’ve read is The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I did like reading it when I did. There’s a lot of imagining going on here, if you couldn’t already tell from the title. And the blurb, about leaving home in the middle of the night and getting lost in the woods is a concept that scares me to no end. I do need to start reading more horror – not forcefully but because I want to try – but I just can’t seem to bring myself to. Not sure if this falls in that category though!

Publisher: Orion

Release Date: 1 October, 2019

#14 – Find Me by Andre Aciman

14It feels like most of these descriptions start off with other references but I can’t help it. 😛 Call Me By Your Name was one of my favorite films that I watched last year and I’ve heard so much about the book it’s based on too! I haven’t read CMBYN but I’d really like to and going by that, I think it’s pretty obvious that I won’t be reading Andre Aciman’s newest book anytime soon, even though I’m really, really, really excited about it. XD

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Release Date: 29 October, 2019

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So that was a late list of books releasing in October that I’m really excited about. What are some books releasing this month that you are excited about? Are any of these books on your list? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀

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