Book Releases: October 2020

If you’re looking for something new to read this fall, you’re in luck. Actually, if you’re looking for something spooky, you’re also in luck – there are quite a few horrors and thrillers coming out in October. Among other kinds of books. Among almost 90 titles.

A little bit different than I usually do on my posts, but we decided with Charlotte that’s actually a more important piece of information. So. A rainbow emoji indicates that the author is LGBT, but not necessarily that the specific rep in the book is ownvoices.

And if you need some more books, you can find all our previous releases posts here.


🌈 Tales from the Bottom of my Sole by David Kingston Yeh (gay mc, mlm characters, trans character) – 1
🌈 This Way Back by Joanna Eleftheriou (memoir) – 1
🌈 Cute Mutants, Vol. 2: Young, Gifted & Queer by S. J. Whitby (f/f relationship, bi, trans, ace & nonbinary characters) – 1
This Cleaving and This Burning by J. A. Wainwright (m/m relationship) – 1
🌈 The Camino Club by Kevin Craig (m/m relationship, gay mc, gay li, lesbian side character) – 5

Echoes of Darkness by Cheryl Campbell (wlw mc) – 5
The Barony Bet by Kai Butler (m/m relationship) – 5
🌈 Homecoming by Rick R. Reed (m/m relationship) – 5
🌈 Cat’s Got Your Heart by Jem Zero (m/m relationship, trans mc) – 5
🌈 I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan (f/f relationship) – 6

🌈 The Shadow Mission by Shamim Sarif (lesbian mc) – 6
Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution by Chiho Saitō & Be-Papas (f/f relationship; translation) – 6
🌈 The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole (nonbinary mc) – 6
🌈 Into the Real by Z Brewer (gq mc) – 6
Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke (wlw mc) – 6

Girls Against God by Jenny Hval (lesbian mc; translation) – 6
🌈 The Voice of Sheila Chandra by Kazim Ali (poetry) – 6
The Piano Student by Lea Singer (mlm mc; translation) – 6
🌈 The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith (bi mcs) – 6
🌈 Memorial by Bryan Washington (Japanese-American gay mc, Black gay mc) – 6

🌈 The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V. E. Schwab (pan mc, pan li, side m/m & f/f relationships) – 6
🌈 Kimiko Does Cancer by Kimiko Tobimatsu & Keet Geniza (memoir) – 6
There is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart ed. by Cindy Milstein (essays) – 6
The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes (memoir) – 6
Bright and Dangerous Objects by Anneliese Mackintosh (wlw mc) – 6

Like a Lake: A Story of Uneasy Love and Photography by Carol Mavor (nonfiction) – 6
Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold by various authors (f/f relationship) – 8
Wide Asleep by Arizona Tape (f/f relationship) – 10
The Vicar and the Rake by Annabelle Greene (m/m relationship) – 12
Perceptions by Mary Eicher (f/f relationship) – 12

Damned If You Don’t by Hairann (m/m relationship) – 12
Lockset by Brenda Murphy (f/f relationship) – 12
They Never Learn by Layne Fargo (bi mcs) – 13
🌈 Elegy for the Undead by Matthew Vesely (gay mc) – 13
This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi (wlw mc) – 13

Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald (f/f relationship, lesbian mc, gay side character) – 13
Lightbringer by Claire LeGrand (bi mc) – 13
Storm the Earth by Rebecca Kim Wells (bi mc, wlw li) – 13
🌈 The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen (Vietnamese-American gay mc, wlw charactres) – 13
Rural Voices ed. by Nora Shalaway Carpenter (lesbian mc, Colombian American wlw li, gay mc, Mexican American bi mc) – 13

Best Practice by Carsen Taite (f/f relationship) – 13
🌈 Renegade’s War by Gun Brooke (f/f relationship) – 13
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (wlw mc) – 13
The Queer Advantage ed. by Andrew Gelwicks (nonfiction) – 13
Twice Shy by Aurora Rey (f/f relationship) – 13

🌈 Shelter in Place by David Leavitt (mlm mc) – 13
One More Chance by Ali Vali (f/f relationship) – 13
Home by Kris Bryant (f/f relationship) – 13
Keeper by Sydney Quinne (f/f relationship) – 13
🌈 Brothersong by T. J. Klune (m/m relationship) – 13

The Name I Call Myself by Hasan Namir & Cathryn John (trans mc) – 13
The Other Women by Erin Zak (f/f relationship) – 13
To Sleep With Reindeer by Justine Saracen (f/f relationship) – 13
The Sea Within by Missouri Vaun (f/f relationship) – 13
Z-Town by Eden Darry (f/f relationship) – 13

🌈 Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy by Robin Gow (poetry) – 13
Ring Shout by P. DjΓ¨lΓ­ Clark (Black lesbian character) – 13
The Redshirt by Corey Sobel (m/m relationship) – 13
Loving: A Photographic History by Hugh Nini & Neal Treadwell (nonfiction) – 14
Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies by Gemma Commane (nonfiction) – 15

Chase: The Boy Who Hid by Z. Jeffries (bi mc, nonbinary li) – 15
I Can’t Sleep by J. E. Rowney (wlw mc) – 16
original kink by Jubi Arriola-Headley (poetry) – 20
Together, Apart ed. by Erin A. Craig (f/f relationship, m/m relationship) – 20
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth (lesbian mcs) – 20

🌈 Handsome: Stories of an Awkward Girl Boy by Holly Lorka (memoir) – 20
🌈 My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo (wlw mc) – 20 tw statutory rape
🌈 Ana on the Edge by A. J. Sass (nonbinary mc, trans side character) – 20
The Other Side of the Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth (f/f relationship) – 20
Queen of Humboldt by Tagan Shepard (f/f relationship) – 20

🌈 Funeral Diva by Pamela Sneed (poetry) – 20
🌈 Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee (nonbinary mc, bi li, bi, lesbian & nonbinary side characters, side polyamory) – 20
🌈 Like a Boy But Not a Boy by Andrea Bennett (nonfiction) – 20
All God’s Children by Aaron Gwyn (gay mc) – 20
🌈 In Their Shoes by Jamie Windust (nonfiction) – 21

Hold me Tight by Anna Cove (f/f relationship) – 25
Feel the Fire by Annabeth Albert (m/m relationship) – 26
Dead Lies Dreaming by Charles Stross (LGBT characters) – 27
🌈 The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher (f/f relationship) – 27
Vagrant Queen: A Planet Called Doom by Magdalene Visaggio & Jason Smith (Black wlw mc) – 27

🌈 In the City of the Nightmare King by V. S. Santoni (gay mc) – 27
Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood (wlw mc) – 27
The Country Village Christmas Show by Cathy Lake (pan side character) – 29
The Winter of Summer by Lizzie Lawson (f/f relationship) – 31
🌈 White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton (gay mc) – 31
🌈 Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard (f/f relationship, bi mc) – 31


What are you looking forward to the most?

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7 Replies to “Book Releases: October 2020”

  1. Thank you so much for this list!! I’m very excited!!

    I just wanna mention that AJ Hackwith’s Archive of the Forgotten actually has a pan mc

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