By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 26, 2021
No matter how tall our TBR piles get, we just keep browsing (and buying!) more. November's most anticipated list is packed with must-reads! (Plus three of the first true "pandemic novels.") Here are fifteen volumes available for preorder, plus a previously published book with a similar vibe you can enjoy in the meantime.
Eight friends, one country house, four romances, and six months in isolation. This novel about a diverse group of people who gather in an upstate New York house to wait out the pandemic is being described as "Chekhov on the Hudson."
A fast-paced, twisty thriller about a Black lawyer who gets in over her head after the unexpected death of her boss/lawyer. A debut with shades of How to Get Away with Muder, perfect for fans of Attica Locke and Alyssa Cole.
Growing up as a biracial Chinese-American girl in New Jersey, Willa Chen has never quite fit in. Her parents' divorce only worsens her sense of loneliness. In this coming-of-age debut, a young woman grapples with what it means to belong.
The timely new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author is set in an independent bookstore in Minneapolis. Starting in November 2019, this wickedly funny ghost story chronicles a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.
Told in the intimate voices of unique and endearing characters of all ages, these tales explore desire and heartache, loss and discovery, moments of jolting violence and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs.
This action-packed, globe-spanning read from the master storyteller offers political intrigue and a complex cast of characters. It's a visceral, heart-pounding contemporary thriller that transports readers to the brink of the unimaginable.
Can you fall in love with someone based on the contents of their suitcase? When journalist Laura snags the wrong luggage from the airport on her business trip to the Channel Islands, she finds herself wondering if she's found her soulmate.
Book two of a deliciously dark YA historical fantasy series set in 1920s Shanghai centers on Juliette and Roma, leaders of rival gangs (and erstwhile lovers). The dangers they face are many; not the least of which is their lingering passion for each other.
This fast-paced, relentless journey of tribe, destiny, body, and the wonderland of technology revels in the fact that the future sometimes isn't so predictable. The newest from an afrofuturist luminary offers intense action in a near-future Nigeria.
This wry and visceral debut novel follows a young Turkish-American woman who, returning to Istanbul after her father's untimely death, grapples with political unrest, her own family history, and a particularly stubborn headache.
"Any story that starts will also end." The beloved bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays offering a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart.
Yacht stewardess Jo Walker is close to completing a bucket list of things she wants to accomplish by her birthday. But when her plans are thrown off course by a family tragedy, she needs a little encouragement to get back on track.
With her thirtieth birthday just days away, Diana seems poised for both promotion and engagement. But when the pandemic descends, everything is thrown off track and she suddenly finds herself alone in the Galápagos and reevaluating everything.
Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. In this pulse-pounding YA thriller, three old friends decide to relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly—and fatally—wrong.
Hopefully there's something here that catches your fancy! Let us know which new books you're most excited about this month. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for book recommendations, literary tidbits, and more.