Top 13 Books You Should Read In October 2021

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It’s October already and many readers like me are looking forward to spending the whole month reading various books, myself included. Even though I read all year long, there is just this unique vibe in October that I feel like reading without halts and breaks. This year in October, there are a lot of book releases lined up and I can’t wait to read all of them!

October is my favorite month for reading. The weather is just so comfortable that I feel like laying on my couch all day long with a cup of coffee in one hand and a newly released book in the other. Many readers are to be released this month and I’m so very excited to lay my eyes on all of them. I’ve even saved up money for buying great books this month.

October 2021 will be a busy month for all the readers as many books will release, especially 5th October, as many books from different genres and authors are scheduled to publish on this day.

I’ve been waiting for some books for a long time and finally, their release is announced in October. Can’t wait to share about those book with you fellow readers!

13 Books To Read In October 2021

These are some of the books you should read in October 2021.

1. Orwell’s Roses

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The book Orwell’s Roses is written by Rebecca Solnit and is expected to release on 19th October 2021.

It is a biography of George Orwell, inspired by the author’s encounter with some of the surviving roses planted by George Orwell in his cottage in Hertfordshire. This book reflects Orwell’s passion for gardening and accounts his life, writing, and actions.

2. 100 Things We’ve Lost To The Internet

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100 Things We’ve Lost To The Internet is a Humorous book by Pamela Paul expected to be out on 26th October 2021.

This novel will take readers on a nostalgic trip to the pre-internet era and make out the difference that came up with the evolution of the digital age to which we lost some valuable things and habits.

3. I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

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I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness is authored by Clarie Vaye Watkins expected to be released on 5th October 2021.

It is named the most anticipated novel of fall 2021 by various magazines. It is about a woman who escapes from her domestic duties to reconnect with her old friends which rather becomes self-destructive for her as she descents way too much into her past. This novel uses dark humor.

4. The Lincoln Highway

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The Lincoln Highway, authored by Amor Towels, is a historical coming-of-age novel expected to be out on 5th October 2021.

This book takes place over ten days and is from multiple point-of-views. It is about an eighteen-year-old who has been released from a juvenile work farm where he served for 15 years. 

As he is dropped home, he thinks of moving to California to start a new life, but fate has decided something else.

5. Medusa

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Medusa is a Young-Adult fiction authored by Jessie Burton and is expected to be out on 28th October 2021.

Medusa has no company in the far-off island where she is exiled, but when a charmed boy named Perseus arrives there, her loneliness is replaced with forces like love, betrayal, and desire.

This book is a feminist and modernist retelling of a tale from Greek mythology.

6. A Single Thread Of Moonlight

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Authored by Laura Wood, A single Thread Of Moonlight is a Young-Adult Fiction scheduled to be out on 7th October 2021.

This book is mainly for the fans of ‘The Cinderella Story’ as this book will be a new Cinderella story with a more bold and ambitious Cinderella who knows her worth and does not accept servitude.

7. Burntcoat

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Burntcoat is a fictional novel by Sarah Hall expected to be released on 5th October 2021.

In this book, a sculptor has caught a deadly virus and is making her final preparations. The symptoms of the virus are known to her life will eventually come to an end in the coming days.

This book is going to be one of the most intense and relatable novels about the COVID-19 situation.

8. Crossroads

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Crossroads, authored by Jonathan Franzen, is a coming-of-age novel expected to release on 5th October 2021.

‘Crossroads’ refers to a youth group in a church in the context of the book. This book is a trilogy tracking the life of a Chicago family going through personal and societal turmoil.

9. The Judge’s List

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The Judge’s List is a thriller novel scheduled to release on 19th October 2021.

This book is about an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, the same in the author’s previous novel, The Whistler. This book can be considered a sequel of that book. The only difference is that in this book, the crimes and investigations will be way intense.

10. Last Girl Ghosted

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The Last Girl Ghosted is a psychological thriller by Lisa Unger expected to release on 5th October 2021.

Adam and Wren met on an online dating app and started an affair, but Adam suddenly disappeared three months later. With Adam still missing, an investigation opens up, suspecting Adam to be responsible for the absence of three more women. This investigation leads Wren to face a turbulent past once again. 

This novel will keep us, readers, in a lot of suspense while reading.

11. These Silent Woods

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These Silent Woods, authored by Kimi Cunningham Grant, is a crime fiction scheduled to come out on 26th October 2021.

This book is about Cooper and his young daughter living in an isolated area in a remote cabin in some mountains, with no connection with the outside world and that’s how Cooper wants it as he has got a lot to hide.

12. Sleepless

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Authored by Romy Hausman, Sleepless is a thriller expected to publish on 19th October 2021.

This book traces the story of Nadja, who was convicted of a serious crime and after being released from prison, she wants nothing else but to have an everyday, stable life. But out of kindness and friendship, she helps a friend hide a crime and ends up coming out as the criminal.

13. Any Sign Of Life

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Any Sign Of Life is a Young-Adult Fiction written by Rae Carson is expected to be out on 12th October.

This book is also related to the COVID-19 crisis. After six days, Paige wakes up from a coma to discover that she is the only living person left as all others are dead due to Columbus’s flu.

In such a horrible time, she has to be her own will, strength, and hope.


These are some of the books I’ve put op on my schedule for October 2021. These are some of the most anticipated and awaited books of 2021, which are finally releasing this October, so I will read them all and recommend you to do so.

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