October 2022 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read!

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so excited to be sharing my list of books coming out this month I’m hoping to pick up at some point, hopefully soon. Onto the post!

Ghost Games– this is the third book in the Malice in Underland series, and I’m sure it’ll be just as fun and perfect for spooky season as the others!

The Girl, the Ghost and the Lost Name- this is another one I’ve been saving for October, on account of it being perfect for spooky season! I love middle grade books in this kind of vein so I’m excited!

Wren– this is the second book from Lucy Hope, who wrote the brilliant Fledgling which I loved last year, and I think I’m going to enjoy this even more. It’s set in an old, presumably crumbling Welsh castle and there’s mythology and mystery. God, I’m so excited to get to my proof!

The Vanishing of Aveline Jones– both books in this series so far have been BRILLIANT for reading around Halloween, so I’m sure this will be too! That said, I’ll be reading it mostly in the daylight I suspect!!

The Arctic Railway Assassin– this is the sixth (and I think final?) book in the Adventures on Trains series, and I’m so looking forward to reading. It’s sure to be another exciting mystery with brilliant characters, just like the others!

The Christmas Competition– this is the second book in the incredibly fun Christmas Carrolls series, which sees them face off against a newly arrived Christmas-obsessed family, and I’m so looking forward to reading it closer to the time. They’re perfect for getting you feeling all cosy and Christmassy!

The Twig Man- this on the other hand is more of a spooky season book, as it’s a horror! I can just about cope with middle grade ones, but I’m honestly *such* a wuss.

Emba Oak and the Terrible Tomorrows – this just sounds like such a classic fantasy, in the vein of things Starfell and the Land of Roar, that I’m bound to enjoy it! It’s also been illustrated by the magnificent David Dean, which convinces me to pick up way more books than I’d care to admit…

The Tale of Truthwater Lake– when I recieved a copy of this from the publisher, I genuinely burst into tears for a solid half hour because it was so surreal. Emma Carroll is one of my very favourite authors. This is a bit different for her in that it’s set in the past and in the future, but I know it’ll be amazing because Emma is incapable of writing a bad book.

The Greatest Kingdom– this is the third book in the epic fantasy Clock of Stars trilogy, and I am SO BUZZING to get my hands on it. The first one was great company during a really difficult period and then the second blew me away last year. I can 100% see myself rereading them as well.

The Glass Witch– this is a book about a disabled witch entering a beauty pageant, and if you don’t think that sounds like the most me book EVER, you’re dead wrong. I’m SO EXCITED to read it!!

The Gingerbread Witch– this is a kind of Hansel and Gretel retelling, and I just love the sound of the blurb, which is about a gingerbread creation trying to save the life of the witch. Plus, it’s definitely a fairytale you don’t see that much of!

Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza- this is witchy middle grade about mythology, so I’m obviously absolutely dying to read it! I’m hoping for Love Sugar Magic type vibes!

Marikit and the Ocean of Stars– this is about Filippino folklore, which I can’t recall ever reading about before, and I’m so excited to learn more. The cover is SO gorgeous too, and I love the title.

Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties – this is a USMG contemporary about a girl with anxiety whose dad gets a new girlfriend and throws her life into turmoil. It’s by a debut author and it sounds so brilliant, even though it seems quite hard to get hold of in the UK.

All the Jingle Ladies– this is the new Beth Garrod, who always writes such lovely books, and her last Christmas one was my favourite of her work to date, so I have VERY high hopes for this one too!

Good Enough to Eat– I know I just said you don’t see many Hansel and Gretel retellings, and you genuinely don’t, but somehow we have two in one month! I’ve still not read All the Better to See You by this author, so I’m hoping to get to both of them before the end of 2022.

The Christmas Clash– this is a YA Christmas romance about two teens whose families have rival food businesses, and this rivalry extends to them when they get holiday jobs.

We Are All Constellations – the blurb of this is quite vague in terms of plot, so I don’t know what it’s about, but I’ve heard it has strong feminist themes and it’s come highly recommended from someone whose taste I really trust!

Paris Dailencourt is About to Crumble– this is the new book in the Winner Bakes It All series, and I’m so excited to be back on the set of GBBO-esque Bake Expectations, meeting the new contestants and watching a new love story unfold.

When in Rome– I loved the Cheat Sheet by this author recently, so I’m sure I’ll feel the same about this one, which is the start of a series of interlinked small town love stories!

Thank you so much for reading! Which October releases are you most excited about? What do you think of my list? I’d love to chat in the comments! Amy xx


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

3 thoughts on “October 2022 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read!”

  1. Lots here I’m looking forward to as well, although I do not know when I’ll manage them! I’m intrigued by the hansel and Gretel retelling, I love that story and I’d love a super dark retelling but this sounds maybe a bit young and cheery for my tastes (you know me!) so I await your thoughts!

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      1. Ohh, I somehow missed Good Enough to Eat earlier 🤦‍♀️ so I meant Gingerbread Witch with my earlier comment, but very much looking forward to thoughts on both!


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