30+ Books Releasing This Fall

As the air gets cooler I have more of an urge to curl up with a cozy blanket and good book. Anyone else? There are a lot of great books releasing this fall.

This is good news for anyone trying to meet their Goodreads reading goal before the year ends, me included. 

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30+ Books Releasing This Fall

In this list you’ll find highly anticipated books like It Starts With Us, as well as memoirs by actors from your favorite television shows and movie series. Then of course I added some personal development new releases that can help us end the year on a good note. Take a look at this list and let me know in the comments which ones you’ll be reading.


This section includes memoirs, uplifting personal development books, and even some poetry. You’ll recognize some familiar faces that have previously published books, as well as some new authors.

The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times By: Michelle Obama 

The former first lady is back after her first best selling book, Becoming. In The Light We Carry Mrs. Obama discusses ways to build stronger relationships despite our differences, show up for others, and show up for ourselves. 

Release Date: November 15, 2022

Friends, Lovers, And The Big Terrible Thing By: Matthew Perry 

Cue the Friends theme song. All of us Friends fans will no doubt be ready for this one. In his memoir Perry discusses everything from his childhood, his struggles with addiction, and of course his time on the show. Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing is a memoir you don’t want to miss.

Release Date: November 1, 2022

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story By: Bono 

Another famous memoir that I’m sure many U2 fans have been looking forward to is Bono’s book Surrender: 40 Songs One Story. A detail I love about this book is that each chapter in the book is named after a U2 song. In his memoir Bono opens up about his childhood, fame, and activism. This is sure to be a great memoir.

Release Date: November 1, 2022

Newsroom Confidential By: Margaret Sullivan

Margaret Sulivan has been a journalist for over four decades. In Newsroom Confidential she reflects on all of the roles she’s had, like the first woman to become public editor in the New York Times.

She also reflects on how the news and the perception the people have about it has changed throughout the years. This would be a great book for anyone interested in the journalism world.

Release Date: October 18, 2022

Beyond The Wand: The Magic And Mayhem Of Growing Up A Wizard By: Tom Felton

Harry Potter fans, this one’s for you. Your favorite villain wizard is giving you an inside look at his life playing Draco while also trying to live a normal life at school as a teen.

In his memoir Beyond The Wand, actor Tom Felton discusses the highs and lows of fame, the relationships he has formed during this time, and more.

Release Date: October 18, 2022

Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday: And Other Advice On Love, Sex, And Dating By: Nick Viall

Next up we have a book full of dating and relationship advice from the host of the podcast Viall Files and the show Bachelor Nation, Nick Viall.

Whether you are trying to find love, needing relationship help, or dealing with heartbreak, you’ll find some solid advice in Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday.

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Tranquility By Tuesday: 9 Ways To Calm The Chaos And Make Time For What Matters By: Laura Vanderkam

If the chaos of life has become too overwhelming, you’ll want to read this book when it releases.

In Tranquility By Tuesday, author Laura Vanderkam shares nine rules that will help you live a more intentional, joy-filled life. 

Release Date: October 11, 2022

The Stories We Tell: Every Piece Of Your Story Matters By: Joanna Gaines

The Stories We Tell is Joanna Gaines’ first solo memoir. If you are a fan of her work, you’ll love getting a closer look into her world. Joanna hopes that by sharing her story, you’ll start to see the beauty of your own as well. 

Release Date: November 8, 2022

LVOE: Poems, Epigrams & Aphorisms By: Atticus

In LVOE, Atticus takes his talent for poetry in a new direction, on the inside. These new poems are a result of his journey inward. It explores topics like love, peace, and acceptance.

Whether you are a long time fan of Atticus’s work, or this is your introduction, you’ll be inspired by this new collection.

Release Date: November 1, 2022

The Anxiety Audit: Seven Sneaky Ways Anxiety Takes Hold and How to Escape Them By: Lynn Lyons LICSW

Anxiety is a lot more than a racing heart and difficulty breathing. Author Lynn Lyons shows us this in The Anxiety Audit.

She shares other symptoms we may not think of as anxiety showing up in our life. By becoming aware of this we are able to release anxiety’s grip on our lives and move forward.

Release Date: October 18, 2022

Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) By: Marie Kondo

If you were a fan of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, you’ll love this new visual guide Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home.

This guide filled with over 100 photos, paired with Kondo’s brilliant advice, will have you inspired to organize your space and bring more joy into your life.

Release Date: November 15, 2022

Hello Head-Meet Heart by Hannah Morgan Austin

After leaving corporate America during COVID due to burnout, Hannah Morgan Austin set out on a journey to understand her burnout, and to try and navigate a way out. To the outside world she had it all, but on the inside she felt lost and unfulfilled and there was a yearning for something deeper, something more.

It was at this pivotal moment she realized there was no map on HOW to begin to chart a course towards a new life beyond burnout.  So she created her own.

After interviewing hundreds of women (and a couple of men) on their experiences of successfully navigating the transformation to an extraordinary life, Hannah wrote Hello Head-Meet HeartHello Head-Meet Heart is part-memoir, part-self-help book in which each chapter is designed to meet you where you are in YOUR journey, to act as a blueprint to follow, engage with, and participate in as you navigate your own transition.

Thriving in Intersectionality by Lola M. Adeyemo

Lola M. Adeyemo’s Thriving in Intersectionality explores immigrant status and its intersection with other under-represented identities within the corporate work culture in America. Adeyemo uses the experiences and lessons from her life and the lives of over thirty immigrant women who are thriving in their environments as a basis for insightful analysis. She offers an insider’s perspective — the whys and wherefores to those wishing to give support to others.

Thriving in Intersectionality addresses some of the biggest concerns while offering consideration to include those of different backgrounds, genders, religions, and ethnicities. You will read of:
* Actions to leverage cultural uniqueness in the corporate workplace
* Impact of the legal barriers and challenges to obtain and maintain a job
* Building a supportive community and what you can do

Lola Adeyemo highlights the perspectives and issues for individuals at the intersection of gender, ethnicity, and race as well as immigration policies impacting the ability to thrive at work. Immigrant women and international students getting ready to transition to the corporate world will relate to these stories and get tools to navigate their careers in corporate America. Business leaders and DEI practitioners will gain insights on building inclusive workplaces for immigrants.

The Queen: Her Life By: Andrew Morton

Written by the bestselling biographer, Andrew Morton, The Queen delves into the 70 years that Elizabeth Windsor ruled as the Queen of England. This biography covers the influence the late queen had on the world, her family, and everything in between. 

Release Date: November 15, 2022

Guide To Smart Wedding Planning

The Real Deal Wedding Insiders® Guide to Smart Wedding Planning gives you practical and actionable steps to take control of your wedding planning, make the best decisions, and keep your sanity along the way.
You’ll learn how to:

* Navigate stressful relationships*

Create a vision that represents you both*

Understand and build a realistic budget*

Choose the right venue and vendors*

Stay present and enjoy your wedding day

With a combined 30 years and hundreds of weddings produced, the Real Deal Wedding Insiders® have seen it all. Edna Dratch-Parker, founder and creative director of EFD Creative—Event Planning & Design, and Jeri Solomon, owner of Jeri Solomon Floral Design, together bring their depth of knowledge and real life experiences to help you on your wedding planning journey.


Reading fiction is a fun way to escape reality for a while as you immerse yourself in a new world. In this list you’ll find highly anticipated TikTok finds, romances that will make you swoon, page-turning mysteries/thrillers, and more.

Our Missing Hearts By: Celeste Ng 

We are starting the fiction list off with a big one. Author of the best-selling book Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng, is back with the highly anticipated novel Our Missing Hearts. It follows a boy on a quest to find his mother. He uncovers a lot more during his journey that may be the start of change that will impact the world for the better.

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Which Side Are You On By: Ryan Lee Wong

In his debut novel, Wong tackles subjects like police brutality and racism. Digging into his activism roots he has written a novel that is profound, with a touch of humor. Which Side Are You On follows a mother and son in Los Angeles on the search for answers. 

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Anon Pls. By: Deuxmoi

Your favorite celebrity gossip Instagram account is now an author. Anon Pls. tells the story of a stylist assistant that mistakenly creates a celebrity gossip account. This account turns into a big success and ends affecting her personal life the more the account grows.

I’m personally really excited about this one. It should be a great read for anyone that loves all things celebrity gossip.

Release Date: November 8, 2022

Partners In Crime By: Alisha Rai

This is a great romance novel, with a few add-ins. You’ve got family drama, a crime, and an ex. Partners In Crime is sure to be an adventurous read. 

Release Date: October 18, 2022

In It To Win It By: Sharon C. Cooper

In this romance it’s an all out war between two exes to see who will win a piece of property. She is in it to help her nonprofit, while he is in it just so she doesn’t win. I can’t wait to find out what happens in In It To Win It.

Release Date: December 13, 2022

Hester By: Laurie Lico Albanese

Do you remember the novel The Scarlet Letter? This is that story told from the heroine’s point of view. Hester is definitely a must read for anyone that is a fan of classic literature. 

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Mad Honey By: Jodi Picoult And Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey is about two families looking for a fresh start. When something terrible happens, that fresh start is long gone. This seems like a real page turner, but with Jodi Piccoult being one of the writers I’d expect nothing less.

Release Date: October 4, 2022

A Scatter Of Light By: Malinda Lo 

A Scatter Of Light is described as a queer coming-of-age story. Set in California during the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage.

Recent high school grad Aria Tang West is forced to spend her summer with her grandmother. To her surprise the summer turns into something she doesn’t expect. 

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Double Exposure By: Ava Barry 

A private investigator and an heiress team up to figure out who is sending the heiress violent messages that seem to allude to the killing of her parents.

This book is sure to be a ride from start to finish as more secrets and threats come to light.

Release Date: October 4,2022

Flight By: Lynn Steger Strong 

While fall has just begun, by the time this book is released you may find yourself ready for some holiday feels. Flight is the first book on this list set during Christmas time.

It’s about a family coming together for the first Christmas after their mom died. They spend their days trying to figure out their next steps when it comes to their family traditions and their mother’s things.

Release Date: November 8, 2022

It Starts With Us By: Colleen Hoover

If you are on TikTok, and even if you’re not, you’ve most likely have read, or at least heard of, a Colleen Hoover book. Her newest book that is being released is the much anticipated sequel to her book It Ends With Us.

It Starts With Us picks up right where the first book left off, so definitely make sure you have read that one first.

Release Date: October 18, 2022

All I Want For Christmas By: Maggie Knox

If you are a fan of enemy-to-lovers romantic comedies, you’ll want to read All I Want For Christmas. It follows two reality star country singers that must fake a relationship, even though they hate each other. This is going to be a fun holiday read. I can’t wait to read it.

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Before I Do By: Sophie Cousens

The one that got away is always something to think about, but what if that person shows back up into your life the night before your wedding?

That is what the main character of Before I Do is dealing with in this book. I wonder what is going to happen with this storyline?

Release Date: October 11, 2022

The Bookshop Of Secrets By: Mollie Rushmeyer

In The Bookshop Of Secrets, Hope, the main character, goes back to her hometown on a mission to uncover her family history and the last connection she has to her late mother.

This book seems like it’s going to be a great read about the charm of a hometown and family secrets. 

Release Date: October 25, 2022

Built to Last By: Erin Hahn

Built To Last is another second chance romance novel that is on this list. This book may be a love triangle though. It will be interesting to see how this book centering around a home renovation show and old flames shakes out.

Release Date: October 18, 2022

Somebody That I Used To Know By: Dana L Davis

What happens when you are forced to reconnect with your ex-best friend who has now turned into a big R&B star? Dylan Woods, the main character of Somebody That I Used To Know is about to find out. 

Release Date: October 18, 2022

Pretty Dead Queens By: Alexa Donne

If you love YA Thrillers. Pretty Dead Queens will be a book you don’t want to miss. In this book, the homecoming queen appears dead and the new girl works to crack the case. What will happen as she gets closer to the truth?

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Quarterback Sneak: A Forbidden Sports Romance (Red Zone Rivals) By: Kandi Steiner

In this romance you have the coach’s daughter focused on proving her father wrong, and the college quarterback that is pushing to go pro. Both know that they shouldn’t be together, but will that stop them? Quarterback Sneak is sure to be your next sports romance go-to.

Release Date: October 19, 2022

Now Is Not The Time To Panic By: Kevin Wilson

This novel about two misfits and their love of art seems innocent enough, little did they know the art they make would cause a panic in their town.

Now Is Not The Time To Panic shows how the two come together and what almost tears them apart. Complete with a time jump that brings them back to the past. This book definitely seems like an interesting read.

Release Date: November 8 2022

The Personal Assistant By: Kimberly Belle

The Personal Assistant promises to be a great thriller about the downside of the digital world. When a mommy blogger’s personal assistant turns up dead after a post goes viral, and not in a good way, things get confusing and chaotic.

This novel is told from multiple perspectives, which should keep the pages turning until the end. 

Release Date: November 29, 2022

The Rewind By: Allison Winn Scotch

Things get a little hazy when two exes wake up next to each other the morning of New Years Eve with wedding bands on their fingers.

In The Rewind these two exes have to figure out what happened, and how they feel about it before the new year rings in. I can’t wait to see how this one ends.

Release Date: November 1, 2022

Better Than Fiction By: Alexa Martin

This is a love story every book lover should read. Picture this: a main character who hates books inherits a bookstore, and an author who is a hopeless romantic.

What kind of story could be written about these two? Better Than Fiction sounds like the perfect romance book to end our list on.

Release Date: November 8, 2022

Did I miss any that you are looking forward to reading? Let me know in the comments.

About the Author

Kelly Clark

Kelly graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Journalism. Even though it took her a little while to find her career path, she was always meant to be in Communications. She remembers writing poems and songs when she was a little girl and pitching to my parents the reasons why I should have a cell phone when I was a teenager. She currently has a blog (budding-joy.com) where she talks about her weight-loss journey, mental health and personal development. Her hope is to encourage and inspire readers and let them know they are not alone. Reading blog posts like that are what helped her in tough times and she wants to pay it forward. She loves dance fitness, listening to music, and creating layouts in her bullet journal. She’s a big fan of planning, especially when cute notebooks and pens are involved.
Her dream job has changed so much over the years; right now she’d love to co-own a dance studio.

Website: budding-joy.com