All the Hottest New October 2022 Book Releases

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OCTOBER 2022 BOOK RELEASES

What new releases are coming out in 2022? Take a look at all the most anticipated October 2022 Book Releases!

This Month's Most Recommended

Starting a new month is always exciting, especially when we get to arrange our reading schedule as well!

With great upcoming books, be ready to wander from romance book releases to the next New York Times Best Selling authors to a coming of age story or a most anticipated historical fiction novel that will keep you glued to your seat.

Being quite an eclectic reader, I bet you’ll find a feel-good read on this list, and I’m so excited to spread the word about all of these new book releases.

If you’re new to Comet Readings, thanks for being here! Every month I’ll share the hottest upcoming releases to put on your radar.

I know that sometimes choosing between new releases is overwhelming. I’ve tried my best to read and include a variety of genres, famous and debut authors to make your reading experience the best and as diverse as possible.

Happy Reading!

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If you’re looking for all the upcoming books, take a look at

Best 2022 Upcoming Releases

Best October 2022 Book Releases

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Our Missing Hearts

by Celeste Ng

Dystopian Fiction
On Sale: October 4, 2022

Bird Gardner is a 12-year-old boy living in a dystopian society that has been drastically changed by years of violence and economic instability. In this new world, the government is allowed to relocate the children of dissidents, and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic. Bird’s mother, Margaret, was a Chinese American poet who left the family when he was nine years old, and he has never known what happened to her. When he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he sets out on a quest to find her. 

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Mad Honey

by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan

Contemporary Fiction
On Sale: October 4, 2022

Olivia and Lily are starting over in their lives. Olivia is now living in her hometown of Adams, New Hampshire, after her husband’s infidelity forced her to leave Boston. Lily is the new girl in town, and she quickly catches the eye of Olivia’s son Asher. When Lily is found dead, Asher is the prime suspect. Olivia is convinced he is innocent, but as the police investigation unfolds, she starts to wonder if she knows her son at all.

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Bad Girl Reputation

by Elle Kennedy

Romance
On Sale: October 4, 2022

Genevieve Jagger is used to being the black sheep of her family. As the daughter of a wealthy businessman, she rebelled in her teenage years and developed a reputation as a party girl. Now that she’s 27, she’s trying to turn her life around and focus on her career. But when her mother dies suddenly, she returns home to small-town Maine to help her father with his business. What she doesn’t expect is to run into Evan Hartley – the gorgeous ex-boyfriend she’s been trying to forget.

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Little Eve

by Catriona Ward

Horror
On Sale:
October 11, 2022

The Adder is coming, and the members of a clan on the Isle of Altnaharra are preparing for the world’s end. Young Eve is willing to do anything to be the one who inherits the Adder’s powers. But when a murder investigation comes to the island, all the secrets of Altnaharra are at risk of being uncovered, and Eve’s plans may not be able to continue.

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OCTOBER 2022 BOOKS
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It Starts With Us

 by Colleen Hoover

Contemporary Fiction
On Sale: October 18, 2022

In this heart-wrenching, long-awaited sequel to It Ends with Us, Lily Bloom’s life is turned upside down when she bumps into her first love, Atlas Corrigan, after nearly two years apart. She is thrilled to have a second chance with the man she loved so long ago, but her excitement is quickly dampened when she realizes that he is not the same man he was then. Atlas has secrets in his past that he is reluctant to reveal, and Lily must decide if she can forgive him for his past and trust him with her future.

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Just Like Magic

 by Sarah Hogle

Romance
On Sale: October 4, 2022

Bettie Hughes is down on her luck. She’s lost all her money and is squatting in Colorado. Her family has no idea. The holidays are looming, and Bettie feels pressure to meet familial expectations. As Christmas approaches, Bettie plays a vinyl record of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” backward and accidentally conjures up Hall, the Holiday Spirit, in the form of a charming and handsome (if offbeat) man.

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Top Thrillers October 2022

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The Favor

 by Nicci French

On Sale: October 18, 2022

In this heart-stopping thriller from internationally bestselling author Nicci French, a young woman, Jude, agrees to do a small favor for her first love, Liam. Still, when things go horribly wrong, she finds herself caught up in a web of secrets and lies. And one small task turns into a murder investigation that could destroy her life. As Jude lies to her fiancé and tries to uncover the truth, she must ask herself: how well does she really know Liam? And is he worth sacrificing everything for?

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The Family Game

 by Catherine Steadman

On Sale: October 18, 2022

When Harriet Reed, a novelist on the brink of literary stardom, becomes engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir of a powerful family, she is drawn into their lavish world. However, things take a turn for the worse when Edward’s father hands her a tape of a book he is working on, which turns out to be a confession to a murder. Suddenly, Harriet finds herself in the middle of a game where the stakes are life or death. 

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Blackmail and Bibingka

Blackmail and Bibingka

by Mia P. Manansala

On Sale: October 4, 2022

Lila Macapagal’s long-lost cousin Ronnie returns to Shady Palms just in time for Christmas. Immediately, Ronnie is suspected of murder when someone close to him turns up dead. To prove her cousin’s innocence, Lila must put aside years of resentment and distrust. Along the way, secrets about Ronnie and those involved with his new winery business are revealed. But can Lila solve the mystery before it’s too late?

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Top Historical Fiction October 2022

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When We Had Wings

by Ariel Lawhon, Kristina McMorris, Susan Meissner

On Sale: October 18, 2022

Three nurses forge a friendship during their paradise assignment in the Philippines. However, as the war between the U.S. military and Imperial Japanese Army rages on, the women are forced into captivity as the first female prisoners of the Second World War. Under squalid living conditions, the nurses strive to keep their hope—and their fellow inmates—alive through the darkest days of the war.

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Nights of Plague

 by Orhan Pamuk

On Sale: October 4, 2022

Set in the year 1900 on the island of Mingheria, it follows the story of a plague that ravages the island and the efforts of the Ottoman sultan to stop it. With the island in quarantine and the death count rising, the sultan sends a doctor to find a way to defeat the plague. But the people of Mingheria are on their own, and they must find a way to stop the plague themselves.

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Most anticipated October 2022 New Books

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Endless Summer

by Elin Hilderbrand

Romance
On Sale: October 4, 2022

Set on Nantucket Island, Elin Hilderbrand’s summer story collection lets readers catch up with all the favorite characters from her previous novels and are introduced to a host of new ones. From the wedding of Mallory’s daughter to Dabney’s search for love, these characters’ lives intersect in surprising and heartwarming ways. As always, Hilderbrand’s prose sparkles, and her characters feel like old friends.

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Demon Copperhead

by Barbara Kingsolver

Literary Fiction
On Sale: October 18, 2022

This is the story of a boy named Copperhead, born to a teenage single mother in a trailer in the Appalachian mountains. He has to find his own way in life, facing many challenges such as foster care, child labor, and poor schools. Through it all, he tries to make sense of his place in a world that often seems to leave rural people behind.

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One Last Gift

by Emily Stone

Romance
On Sale: October 11, 2022

A heartwarming and emotional holiday romance from the author of Always, in December. At a crossroads in her life, Cassie finds a final gift from her brother. As she follows the clues of Tom’s last scavenger hunt, Cassie reconnects with old friends, rekindles a lost love, and rediscovers herself. But once she’s solved the final clue, will she be brave enough to accept her brother’s gift?

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The Atlas Paradox

by Olivie Blake

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
On Sale: October 25, 2022

The long-awaited sequel to Olivie Blake’s New York Times bestselling dark academic sensation, The Atlas Six, is finally here! Picking up where the first book left off, the novel follows the six magicians as they are forced to pick sides in a battle between two secret societies. With alliances being tested and hearts being broken, The Society of Alexandrians is revealed for what it is: a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already underway.

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BOOK RELEASES OCTOBER 2022
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Built to Last

by Erin Hahn

Romance
On Sale: October 18, 2022

Shelby, a former child star, is trying to move on from her past and start fresh. When a home renovation show offers Shelby and her childhood sweetheart, Cameron the chance to work together again, they both jump at the opportunity. As they begin to work together, old feelings start to resurface. But will they be able to put their pasts behind them and finally have their happy ending?

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These are the best new books of October 2022. Let me know if you find something interesting or have already read and enjoyed any of these new releases.

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