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Kendra Winchester

Contributing Editor

Kendra Winchester is a Contributing Editor for Book Riot where she writes about audiobooks and disability literature. She is also the Founder of Read Appalachia, which celebrates Appalachian literature and writing. Previously, Kendra co-founded and served as Executive Director for Reading Women, a podcast that gained an international following over its six-season run. In her off hours, you can find her writing on her Substack, Winchester Ave, and posting photos of her Corgis on Instagram and Twitter @kdwinchester.


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The fall brings some of the best books of the year straight to your headphones. And if you’re like me and are anxious about missing out, worry no more! I’m here for you with the second installment of’s most pre-ordered fall releases.

So here are ten books coming out in October and November that you definitely need in your audiobook library! And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 for even more highly anticipated titles.

A graphic of the cover of Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Marin Ireland, and Dion Graham (October 5)

The author of the much beloved A Gentleman in Moscow is back with his third novel The Lincoln Highway. Set in June, 1954, the novel begins when Emmett is released from a juvenile detention farm. With his parents dead, Emmett plans to go get his 8-year-old brother and start a new life. But when two friends from the farm show back up in his life, his plans completely change.

A graphic of the cover of Consumed by Aja Barber

Consumed: The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism by Aja Barber, Narrated by the Author (October 5)

In Consumed, Aja Barber discusses individuals’ roles in consumer culture and encourages listeners to think about how they can make meaningful change. Barber challenges companies to change their role in wasteful consumer systems.

A graphic of the cover of A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow, Narrated by Amy Landon (October 5)

In this novella, Alix E. Harrow retells the story of Sleeping Beauty, who this time is a girl with a mysterious condition where she will die on her 21st birthday. What happens instead will surely have you on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next — even if you already know the story!

A graphic of the cover Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Narrated by  Lin-Manuel Miranda (October 12)

Aristotle and Dante return in this sequel to the much beloved Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Lin Manuel Miranda also returns as the narrator of the audio edition! 

A graphic of the cover of The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman, Narrated by Jennifer Ehle (October 12)

The final book in Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic series brings the story of the Owens family to an incredible conclusion as they try to break the curse on their family that has lasted for 300 years. These characters, the entire Ownes family, have been with us for so long, I don’t have any idea how I will say goodbye.

A graphic of the cover of Oh, William! By Elizabeth Strout

Oh, William! By Elizabeth Strout, Narrated by Kimberly Farr (October 19)

Lucy Barton has A LOT to say about her ex-husband William. But when he asks her to join him on a trip to uncover family secrets, she somehow finds herself saying, “Yes.” 

A graphic of the cover of The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu

The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu, Narrated by Michael Kramer (November 2)

Ken Liu fans can rejoice, because the third book in the awarding-winning Dandelion series is here! The Veiled Throne continues the story of the epic fantasy saga that began with two best friends turned leaders of rival factions fighting against tyranny.

A graphic of the cover of The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee, Narrated by Christian Coulson (November 16)

I have been waiting since before the pandemic for this third book in the Montague Sibling series. Set years after the end of the second book, The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks features the youngest sibling, who lives with severe anxiety that he’s struggling to hide from the world.

A graphic of the cover of These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

These Precious Days by Ann Patchett, Narrated by the Author (November 23)

Much beloved author Ann Patchett has a new collection of essays, and she reads the audiobook herself! She shares her experience with friendship, owning a bookstore, and loving so many wonderful books.

A graphic of the cover of Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee

Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee, Narrator TBA (November 30)

Another installment of Fonda Lee’s fantasy series is here! Jade Legacy concludes the trilogy set in a world where certain people can use jade to power their magic. Plus, there’s a heavy dose of crime organizations and the powerful families that run them.