Upcoming October Reads

Leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler and it’s time to curl up with some new releases! The list below features some major new titles from both returning and up-and-coming authors, spanning different genres. There is something for everyone this month. So what are you waiting for? Reserve these books now at www.livingstonlibrary.org or via https://ebccls.overdrive.com!

devilThe Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Mystery & Thriller

October 6, 2020

The breathtaking new novel from Stuart Turton, author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award.

A murder on the high seas. A detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.


magicMagic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Historical Fiction

October 6, 2020

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.


hollowThe Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

Horror

October 6, 2020

A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new novel from the author of the “innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling” (Mira Grant, Nebula Award–winning author) The Twisted Ones.


confessionsConfessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

Mystery & Thriller

October 6, 2020

From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.


invisibleThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

Science Fiction & Fantasy

October 6, 2020

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. From the Author of the Shades of Magic Series.


tanaThe Searcher by Tana French

Mystery & Thriller

October 6, 2020

Retired detective Cal Hooper moves to a remote village in rural Ireland. His plans are to fix up the dilapidated cottage he’s bought, to walk the mountains, to put his old police instincts to bed forever.

Then a local boy appeals to him for help. His brother is missing, and no one in the village, least of all the police, seems to care. And once again, Cal feels that restless itch. From the bestselling Author of The Witch Elm.


winterTroubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Contemporary Fiction

October 6, 2020

What happened in Paradise? At last all will be revealed about the secrets and lies that led Irene and her sons to St. John — and to new lives that transformed them all. The third installment in the Paradise Series.


coryAttack Surface by Cory Doctorow

Science Fiction

October 13, 2020

Cory Doctorow’s Attack Surface is a standalone novel set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Little Brother and Homeland.

Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she’d chosen the winning side. When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape, and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she’s devised are directed at her friends and family–including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naïve idealists–Masha realizes she has to choose.


invidibleThe Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Mystery & Thriller

October 13, 2020

The author of the “rich, dark, and intricately twisted” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) The Family Upstairs returns with another taut and white-knuckled thriller following a group of people whose lives shockingly intersect when a young woman disappears.


mercyA Time For Mercy by John Grisham

Mystery & Thriller

October 13, 2020

Jake Brigance, the protagonist of A Time to Kill, John Grisham’s classic legal thriller is back. This time he’s at the epicenter of a sensational murder trial that bitterly divides the citizens of Clanton, Mississippi. The third in a series.


christmasA Dog’s Perfect Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron

Contemporary Fiction

October 20, 2020

The perfect, feel-good holiday gift from W. Bruce Cameron, the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the A Dog’s Purpose series.

The problems fracturing the Goss family as Christmas approaches are hardly unique, though perhaps they are handling them a little differently than most people might. But then a true emergency arises, one with the potential to not only ruin Christmas, but everything holding the family together.

Happy Reading!

–Katie Neylan, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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