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October 2022 YA Book Preview

Grab your comfy sweaters! We’re rolling into cozy autumn reading season with some AMAZING new reads. Here’s your October 2022 YA book preview!

10/4: A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

Last Night at the Telegraph Club author Malinda Lo returns to the Bay Area with another masterful queer coming-of-age story, this time set against the backdrop of the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage. 

10/4: The Wolves Are Watching by Natalie Lund

A fresh, compelling, and eerie exploration of small-town living, stolen children, and wolves that watch in the woods.

10/11: So, This Is Christmas by Tracy Andreen

Let It Snow meets Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares in this new small-town Christmas romance. Now in paperback!

10/11: The Edge of Being by James Brandon

A tender and heartfelt queer YA novel about the multiplicities of grief, deeply held family secrets, and finding new love.

10/18: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is a story of Native American resilience and reinvention, adapted for young adults from the adult nonfiction book of the same name.

10/25: Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds

A sixteen-year-old girl is on a mission to find the perfect boyfriend this Hanukkah, but love might not go according to plan, in this charming winter romcom from the author of The Summer of Lost Letters.

Penguin Teen