October 2020 Book Releases I’m Excited About!

2020 has been a shite year so far and the coming of October means we are one month closer to the end of the year. This little fact makes so abundantly happy that I just want to sit back and watch it go by while chanting, “Go, 2020, go!” But that’s not to be because I’m not someone who can do that. I NEED to be reading, working, filming, editing, uploading, engaging, sharing, and everything under the sun that I can actually do instead of being a lazy slob.

So after months of not being regular with these posts, I’m finally crossing my fingers and uploading this month’s edition of Books Releasing This Month That I’m Excited About but Probably Won’t Read Anytime Soon. And as I do so, there’s a twinkle in my eye because unlike what it was, there might be a slight chance of me actually being able to read these books.

But hold on a second! Let’s not get too complacent and give our pained indifference away. Let’s just hold on to that title a while longer and we should be good! XD

Here are 10 books releasing in October 2020 – 1 that I’ve already read and 9 that I am really excited to read!

Take a look at these and let me know if there are any that pique your interest! 🙂

#1 – Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

This is a book I’ve already read and really liked! It’s the story of Natsuki and her plushie toy, Piyyut, who she claims has told her that he is from the planet of Popinpobopia and that he is here to help her save the world. It might seem like a children’s book but there is a lot of emotional and physical child abuse and gore that will make you angry. And rightfully so. This, combined with the strangeness of the story towards the end makes for a beautifully weird read.

I got an e-ARC of this book from Netgalley. Thank you, NG!

Publisher: Black Cat

Release Date: 6 October, 2020


#2 – The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gill

Aaarggghhhh! This book first released worldwide on October 1 and it still isn’t available in India! Even the Kindle edition is super expensive and my heart is breaking that I can’t get my hands on it right now. 😦 But okay. I’ll be patient. It’s okay. It’s okay. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Hopefully, it comes to India sooner than soon and I will be able to get my hands on it. Fingers crossed!

Publisher: Ebury Press

Release Date: 1 October, 2020


#3 – Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

I LOVE Sophie Kinsella’s books because of how fun they are. Any time I feel like I’m slipping into a reading slump or I need a fun but emotional book, I turn to Sophie Kinsella. And she never disappoints. When I saw that her new book is coming out, I was ecstatic and now, I have my eyes peeled for it! The cherry on top is that this is a story of a woman who is going away on a writing retreat after getting fed up of online dating. Say no more. I’m sold!

Publisher: Bantam Press

Release Date: 29 October, 2020


#4 – Hidden in Plain Sight (William Warwick #2) by Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer is one of my favorite authors in the world and any book he comes out with, I will be excited about, irrespective of whether or not I’ve completed his backlist. But self-deprecation is not the point. I read the first in the William Warwick series when it came out last year and really enjoyed it, and now that this one is coming out, my excitement level is through the roof! Can’t wait to find out what happens in William Warwick’s life!

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Release Date: 29 October, 2020


#5 – Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Alright, alright, alright! My eyes popped out of my sockets when I saw that this book was releasing this month. Okay, first of all, I didn’t even know that Matthew McConaughey was writing / wrote a book, and now that the release date is so close, I just want to pray to all the gods that are present and those that are paying attention to me (I hope there are) to let this book release in India so that I can get my hands on it! Please!

Publisher: Headline

Release Date: 20 October, 2020


#6 – This Book Will Make You Kinder: An Empathy Handbook by Henry James Garrett

I know nothing about this book. A friend talked about this book on his Instagram stories and I immediately added this to my wishlist. The release date isn’t far away, but from what I understand, this is going to be one of those books that I won’t read until it is relegated to the backlist. And it’s not because I don’t want to read it – it wouldn’t be here in that case. It’s because of how inaccessible books can usually get. Okay, that’s a whole other blog post right there!

Publisher: Souvenir Press

Release Date: 20 October, 2020


#7 – Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess – As seen on Netflix by Nancy Springer

The title says it all! I can’t find the time to watch the Netflix movie, but on the other hand, if a book were to emerge from somewhere, then rest assured I’ll try to get my hands on it and try to read it as soon as possible. And by ‘as soon as possible’, I mean in 2-3 years because if we were to put all the books on my TBR end to end, then it would extend for miles. Heh.

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Release Date: 25 October, 2020


#8 – The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow

Let me be honest with you. I’ve added this book here purely based on the cover. Just look at that gorgeousness! And from what I understand of the blurb, it seems to be historical fiction involving witches and their existence and a whole movement behind and around it. Okay. Give me the book please!

Publisher: Orbit

Release Date: 15 October, 2020


#9 – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

I’ve never read a V.E. Schwab book in my life! So many people swear by her books but somehow, I’ve never found the motivation to pick up one of her books. But this one sounds so amazing that I thought that if I picked a Schwab book, then let this be it. This is a story of Addie LaRue, who is immortal (I think) but she has the curse that nobody will remember her. She lives on for a couple of hundred years before someone arrives who remembers her and that is the short gist of this book. I don’t know where it goes from here but I am really interested to find out!

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: 6 October, 2020


#10 – The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton’s earlier book, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle always confuses me because it reminds me of two other books: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Susanna’s Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond. The number ‘seven’ seems to be the crux of this confusion. But this is yet another historical fiction that seems to draw me to it. I don’t know what’s going on.

Publisher: Raven Books

Release Date: 28 October, 2020


Do any of these sound interesting to you? What books are you planning to read in October? Which book did you start October with? What October 2020 releases are you planning to get your hands on?

Let me know in the comments! I’d love to chat with you! 🙂

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


All pictures sourced from Goodreads.

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