Hello, book lovers! It may be Spooky Season, but empty bookshelves? That’s truly terrifying! Before you freak out about the book shortage, know that you have options. Get a jump on your holiday shopping by pre-ordering those highly-anticipated releases, plus there are always eBooks (BookTrib even has some excellent deals for you in that department!). So, take a deep breath and enjoy this mix of stories from the book world.

Anthony Doerr and Lauren Groff Among National Book Awards Finalists: Celebrating the best of American literature, the winners will be announced on November 17. — NPR

Reese Witherspoon’s Latest Book Club Pick: Chibundu Onuzo’s Sankofa travels from London to West Africa, exploring heritage and the contradictory truths that exist within all of us. — BookTrib

Will Bookshelves Be Empty Before the Holidays Arrive? Here’s everything you need to know about how the supply chain is affecting the publishing industry. — Vox

Final Book From the Late John Le Carré Arrives Next Week: The wait is nearly over for fans of Le Carré, who died last December. His short novel Silverview will be published this coming Tuesday. — Kirkus

Spectacular Savings Readers Won’t Want to Miss! Hey, eBook lovers, this week’s deals on must-read comedy, romance, suspense and more are just a click away. — BookTrib

More Heavy Hitter Book Club Picks for October: This month, GMA is reading Christine Pride and Jo Piazza’s We Are Not Like Them, and Read With Jenna has selected Amor Towles’ The Lincoln Highway. (Plus, check out BookTrib’s seven picks here!) — GMA, TODAY

Add Books to Your Mental Health Routine! Gear up for Mental Health Awareness Day with these bookish suggestions courtesy of BookTrib editor Judy Moreno. — BookTrib

45 Highly-Anticipated October Releases You’ve Got to Read: Enjoy the latest from Alice Hoffman, Dave Eggers and Gregory Maguire in addition to a number of delightfully spooky books this month. — Bustle

2021 Strand Critics Award Winners Announced: In addition to naming Best Mystery and Best Debut, The Strand Magazine recognizes Alexander McCall Smith, Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates with Lifetime Achievement Awards. — BookTrib

What Stories Do Our Personal Libraries Tell?  The books we choose to keep and those we choose to let go of can teach us about ourselves. This essay reflects on those collections. — Tor.com

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