Hey guys! It’s Emily here with my most anticipated October releases (some of which have already come out by the time this post goes up). With this being my first fall as a part of the book community, I have been completely overwhelmed by the amount of books being released, making me love this season all the more 🙂 I have five books to share with you that I am DYING to get my hands on as I’m sure you guys are as well.
I present to you… MY MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR OCTOBER!!!
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee (October 2nd)
If you’re a part of the YA community and haven’t heard of this book, you must be living under a rock. The Lady’s Guide is the Sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and follows Felicity, the sister of Monty who’s at the center of The Gentleman’s Guide. These historical novels are packed full of laughs and action while staying relevant to the time period. I definitely think we need more widely recognized historical young adult novels and I’m super excited to get my hands on this one.
Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (October 2nd)
While I have not read any of Neal’s other young adult novels, I’m excited to read this one and see what people enjoy so much about his writing style/technique. I discovered this book when booktubers posted about receiving arcs for this novel at Book Con. The plot seems quite intriguing as it follows a futuristic California when the drought reaches higher proportions than ever before: the taps have run completely dry. I’m not yet aware of how people are reacting to this novel, but it seems interesting as heck, so I can’t wait to read it.
What if it’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (October 9th)
If I’m being honest, I don’t really know what this novel is about. I added it to my TBR as soon as I saw who the authors were. Having read novels by them both, I can’t wait to see how their writing forms will merge into one. All I can tell you about this book is that it involves a meet-cute scenario. While that doesn’t give you much to go on, you should read it simply because of Becky and Adam. If you haven’t read any of their previous works, I urge you to go do so right now. RIGHT NOW!!
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich and Stephen Levenson (October 9th)
This story was originally adapted as a Broadway production and is still running in New York. Audiences are captivated by this raw, emotional story that preaches such a beautiful message. Having seen the show twice now, I am more anxious than ever for the novelization of the show. The story follows the aftermath of Connor Murphy’s suicide as Evan Hansen somehow finds himself in the middle of the tragedy. If the book follows closely to the musical, it will make you cry, laugh, and then cry some more because it’s just so powerful. This story needs to be heard! I highly recommend picking up a copy when it comes out.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (October 16)
While I still have yet to read any of Tahereh’s previous works, I am so so looking forward to reading this story. As it follows a teenage, Muslim girl after the 9/11 attacks, I’m expecting and hoping for a raw and powerful account that will open our eyes even more to unjust treatments of our own people. Again, this is a story that needs to be heard, and I’m interested to see how Tahereh puts her own personal experience into the mix.
Are you as excited for these new releases as I am?! If so let me know in the comments! What other new releases are you guys looking forward to reading this month?