Catch Up Now: These Big Series All Have Books Coming Out in October

Posted by Hayley on September 25, 2019
There's nothing like the pain of finishing a book with a cliffhanger…and needing to wait months (if not years) for the next book. Save yourself some misery and jump into a beloved series that has a new installment coming out in October!

To find these series, we rounded up the top October sequels your fellow Goodreads can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. Below, we've featured the first book in each of these series—as well as the first line to give you a taste. Which ones pique your curiosity?


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Genre: Literary fiction
First book: Olive Kitteridge
First line: "For many years Henry Kitteridge was a pharmacist in the next town over, driving every morning on snowy roads, or rainy roads, or summer-time roads, when the wild raspberries shot their new growth in brambles along the last section of town before before he turned off to where the wider road lead to the pharmacy."

Olive, Again, book #2 in the series, will be available on October 5.


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Genre: Historical fiction
First book: The Tattooist of Auschwitz
First line: "Lale tries not to look up."

Cilka's Journey, book #2 in the series, will be available on October 1.


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Genre: Literary fiction
First book: Call Me by Your Name
First line: "'Later!' The word, the voice, the attitude."

Find Me, book #2 in the series, will be available on October 29.


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Genre: YA science fiction
First book: Legend
First line: "My mother thinks I'm dead."

Rebel, book #4 in the series, will be available on October 1.


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Genre: Contemporary romance
First book: The Wedding Date
First line: "Alex Monroe walked into the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco that Thursday night wearing her favorite red heels, feeling jittery from coffee, and carrying a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne in her purse."

Royal Holiday, book #4 in the series, will be available on October 1.


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: La Belle Sauvage
First line: "Three miles up the river Thames from the center of Oxford, some distance from where the great colleges of Jordan, Gabriel, Balliol, and two dozen others contended for mastery in the boat races, out where the city was only a collection of towers and spires in the distance over the misty levels of Port Meadow, there stood the Priory of Godstow, where the gentle nuns went about their holy business; and on the opposite bank from the priory there was an inn called the Trout."

The Secret Commonwealth, book #2 in the series, will be available on October 3.


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Genre: Thriller
First book: Killing Floor
First line: "I was arrested in Eno's diner."

Blue Moon, book #24 in the series, will be available on October 29.




What big sequels are you looking forward to? Come talk books with us in the comments!

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message 1: by TMR (new)

TMR I’m definitely excited for the legend series, the wedding date series, the tattooist of auschwitz series. They all sound so good!


message 2: by kittykat (Jo Tortitude) (last edited Sep 25, 2019 03:16AM) (new)

kittykat (Jo Tortitude) Only really interested in Royal Holiday (The Wedding Date, #4) by Jasmine Guillory from this list

Others that I am interested in include Shattered Bonds (Jane Yellowrock, #13) by Faith Hunter Interference (Semiosis Duology, #2) by Sue Burke Crownbreaker (Spellslinger, #6) by Sebastien de Castell The Butterfly Girl (Naomi Cottle, #2) by Rene Denfeld Finding Home Again (Catalina Cove) by Brenda Jackson Peace, Blood, and Understanding (Half-Moon Hollow #7) by Molly Harper with Heartsong (Green Creek, #3) by T.J. Klune being top of the list.


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message 6: by Vikas (new)

Vikas Ah well the immediate one for me is Blue Moon by Lee Child. Then all the others as I wanna read all and just wanna keep on reading.


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message 8: by Jo Ann (new)

Jo Ann Why didn't you list Michael Connelly's latest book coming out October 24th??? I can't wait to read "The Night Fire"!!


message 9: by Zee (new)

Zee I'm reading The Secret Commonwealth Now and I'm so happy to be back in Pullman's world.


message 10: by Sue (new)

Sue How about Nelson Demille's book, The Deserter? Can't find it.


message 11: by L A Lucia (new)

L A Lucia Nothing for me until November and then it's Holly Black's Queen of Nothing, the last book of the Folk of the Air. Oh Lordy, can't wait!!!!!!


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa C. Network Effect, a full-length novel in the Murderbot series by Martha Wells. I have eaten the four Murderbot novellas like candy recently, and had no idea SF could be so much fun! Counting the hours until its release in May 2020.


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