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New Books October 2020

A book list containing all the new books in October 2020!

Let’s dive into fall reading with the new books of October 2020! I’ll help you decide which of these new book releases to read and which to skip.

The most anticipated new books October 2020 include a few romances that will get you in the Christmas spirit, a thought provoking fantasy, and a murder mystery from a popular Irish writer.

Included below are brief summaries of these new books and my thoughts if I had the opportunity to read them already. Hopefully that will help you decide whether or not these books are for you!

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New Books October 2020

  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Fantasy)
  • In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren (Christmas Romance)
  • The Searcher by Tana French (Mystery)
  • Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman (Fantasy)
  • Mistletoe and Mr Right by Sarah Morgenthaler (Christmas Romance)
  • A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire (Magical Realism)
  • Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell (Thriller)
  • The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss (Christmas Romance)
  • Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston (Fantasy)
  • Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella (Chick Lit)

 

invisible life of addieThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: October 6, 2020

Summary: This is my favorite of all the new books October 2020. Addie LaRue can live forever, but she is immediately forgotten by everyone who sees her. This fantasy novel is an incredible look at what it means to walk among humanity leaving no footprint. Addie tells her story from multiple time periods, beginning with her life in 18th century France. | Amazon

My Rating: 5 Stars – A light fantasy that explores the fascinating concept of leaving no trace behind. I loved it from start to finish. You can find my mini review in September book recommendations post.

 

 

 

holidazeIn A Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Genre: Christmas Romance
Publish Date: October 6, 2020

Summary: A Christmas spin on the classic Groundhog Day movie! After throwing out a wish to the universe, Maelyn ends up reliving her holiday in the the mountains of Utah over…and over…and over. How long will she remain in this loop until she can figure out what truly makes her happy? | Amazon

My Rating: 4 Stars – The perfect cozy winter rom com! 

 

 

 

the searcherThe Searcher by Tana French
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publish Date: October 6, 2020

Summary: An American settles down in a small Irish village to step away from an intense 25 years on the Chicago police force. However, he’s drawn back into duty when a local kid asks him to help with an investigation. As he gets involved, all sorts of dark secrets in the town are revealed. | Amazon

 

 

 

 

magic lessonsMagic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: October 6, 2020

Summary: Fans of Alice Hoffman will be thrilled to read this prequel to Practical Magic. It traces the Owens bloodline back to the beginning when Maria Owens is taught her powers. She ultimately ends up in Salem during the witch trials and brings on the curse that haunts her family for generations. | Amazon

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in any of these new books October 2020? Share which ones in the comments!

new books october 2020

 

mistletoeMistletoe and Mr Right by Sarah Morgenthaler
Genre: Christmas Romance
Publish Date: October 6, 2020

Summary: A socialite who’s trying to fit in. A local trying to win over his dream girl. This unlikely pair team up to tackle Moose Springs biggest annoyance – a moose causing havoc all over town. As they wrangle this creature who’s threatening to ruin Christmas, they find they might be better doing more together than just catching wildlife. | Amazon

 

 

 

wild winter swanA Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire
Genre: Magical Realism
Publish Date: October 6, 2020

Summary: A unique take on a coming of age story set in NYC in the 1960’s. Laura becomes panicked and anxious as a result of her grief and the threat of boarding school. While living with her grandparents, she meets a swan boy with just one wing on the roof of their building. Laura struggles to help him, but can’t do it alone. Meanwhile, her grandparents are also turning to a greater power to save their store.  | Amazon

 

 

 

 

invisibleInvisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
Genre: Thriller
Publish Date: October 13, 2020

Summary: A normal family which includes a dad who’s a child psychologist. A neighbor recently fired from his teaching job after accusations of sexual conduct. A patient of the psychologist who becomes obsessive after her therapy ends. When one of them dies, the ties between these individuals are shockingly revealed.  | Amazon

 

 

 

 

twelve dates of christmasThe Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss
Genre: Christmas Romance
Publish Date: October 13, 2020

Summary: Kate is a 34 year old who’s pretty much given up on love, especially since the prospects in her small English town are essentially zero. However, when a friend signs up for a dating service that promises quality candidates, she can’t resist. 12 dates in the 23 days left before Christmas? Why not!? Unfortunately, they seem to get worse and worse and now the whole town is involved in the drama… | Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

among beasts and briarsAmong The Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publish Date: October 20, 2020

Summary: Cerys lives in a kingdom where there is no hunger, war, or disease. But she carries with her a piece of the magic from the surrounding forests. When a new queen is crowned, the threats from the forest start to creep in on the oasis. Cerys must face the dangers, secrets, and untapped magic to find the Lady of the Forest and beg for her help in saving the kingdom. | Amazon

 

 

 

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick Lit
Publish Date: October 27, 2020

Summary: Ava falls in love in Italy on a writers retreat, but part of the deal is they know no personal details about each other. Back in the real world, her and Matt realize they’re incredible connection is tested by the vast differences in their lifestyles. | Amazon

My Rating: 4 Stars – Although I wasn’t a huge fan of the main character, I still adore Kinsella’s writing. You can always count on her for fresh, funny dialogue!

 

 

 

 

 

Which of these October 2020 new book releases are you most excited to read?

 

 

1 Comment

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    D. Freeman
    November 14, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    I was enjoying your review of Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella until I read the following phrase: “her and Matt realize they’re incredible connection.” Ava and Matt are the subjects of the sentence. The phrase should be “she and Matt.” Also, “they’re” is a contraction for they are. It should be “their connection.”

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