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The Professional Book Nerds Podcast reading list: Best October new book releases

Our Professional Book Nerds offer up their favorite new books coming out this month. Subscribe & listen today!

Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor (2018)

All You Can Ever Know

Nicole Chung (2018)

The Library Book

Susan Orlean (2019)

The Witch Elm

Tana French (2018)

Killing Commendatore

Haruki Murakami Philip Gabriel (2018)

Scream Queens

Horror novels from some truly bad ass women.


Laurell K. Hamilton (2018)

Come Closer

Sara Gran (2003)

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado (2017)

The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson (2016)


Madeleine Roux (2014)

Coming to You Live

Mira Grant (2018)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Reads

The new Netflix series is all the spooky buzz right now. Here are some books perfect for fans.

Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor (2011)

The Wicked Deep

Shea Ernshaw (2018)

Akata Warrior

Nnedi Okorafor (2017)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Robert Hack (2016)

The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco (2017)

Meddling Kids

Edgar Cantero Kyla Garcia (2017)

Horror Reads

October is upon us. It's time to borrow some books that go bump in the night.

Strange Weather

Joe Hill (2017)

Dead Trees Give No Shelter

Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton (2017)

Baby Teeth

Zoje Stage (2018)

The Wicked Deep

Shea Ernshaw (2018)

The Outsider

Stephen King Will Patton (2018)

National Coming Out Day

Wonderful books about coming out, coming of age and all around incredible stories by and about LGBTQ+ individuals.

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado (2017)

They Both Die at the End

Adam Silvera Michael Crouch (2017)

Like Water

Rebecca Podos (2017)


Andrew Sean Greer (2017)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire Sáenz Lin-Manuel Miranda (2013)