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16 November Releases We’re Excited About

And What You Can Read in the Meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 30, 2022

Reading Ahead

No matter how tall our TBR piles get, we just keep browsing (and buying!) more. From feel-good holiday romances to poignant tearjerkers to propulsive historical fiction, November’s most anticipated list is packed with must-reads! Here are sixteen volumes available for preorder, plus comparable titles you can enjoy in the meantime.

November 1

The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey

Like several of Lourey's previous thrillers, this nerve-twisting novel is based on chilling true events. Minnesota, 1977: Teenage girls are disappearing. Authorities are reluctant to investigate, but Heather is determined to help her missing friends because she knows they're in danger. She also knows she's next.

What to read first: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

'Tis the season for another Bromance Book Club matchmaking mission! This time, they're pulling out the mistletoe for everyone's favorite country music star and his second chance at love. Fans of the series will be delighted to finally get Colton's story. But this fifth installment works just fine as a standalone novel, too!

What to read first: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

We Are The Light by Matthew Quick

Lucas is a grieving widower in a quaint Pennsylvania town that has recently been torn apart by tragedy. When eighteen-year-old Eli begins camping out in Lucas's backyard, an unlikely alliance takes place and the two embark on a journey to heal their community and, most importantly, themselves.

What to read first: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

The World We Make by N. K. Jemisin

All is not well in the city that never sleeps. Even though the avatars of NYC have temporarily stopped the Woman in White from invading—and destroying the entire universe—the Enemy has more subtle powers at her disposal. This is the conclusion to the four-time Hugo winner's Great Cities duology.

What to read first: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

November 8

Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell

In the bestselling YA author's collection of nine beautifully crafted love stories: Girl meets boy camping outside a movie theater. Best friends debate the merits of high school dances. A prince romances a troll. A girl romances an imaginary boy. And Simon Snow himself returns for a holiday adventure.

What to read first: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman

Best friends Edi and Ash have shared everything for over 42 years. But now as Edi is dying of ovarian cancer at a hospice center, the two reminisce, hold on, and try to let go. At once heartbreaking, joyful, and funny, this novel is perfect for fans of Meg Wolitzer, Maria Semple, and Jenny Offill.

What to read first: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Never Rescue a Rogue by Virginia Heath

The second book in the Merriwell Sisters series, is filled with whip-smart banter, swoony romance, hilarious mishaps, and twisty reveals. Diana and Giles have long harbored a shared disdain for one another. But when his father dies unexpectedly, Giles must enlist Diana's help to uncover family secrets.

What to read first: Never Fall for Your Fiancée by Virginia Heath

The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh

When a developer is killed at his own party, it quickly becomes clear that there is no shortage of potential suspects in the tiny community surrounding his new development of luxe lake houses. As each new lie is uncovered, soon the question isn't who wanted him dead, but who finally killed him.

What to read first: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

November 15

A Light in the Flame by Jennifer Armentrout

Book two in the Flesh and Fire fantasy series continues the story of Nyktos, the Primal of Death, and his consort, Sera. Now that the truth about Sera's plan is out, it has shattered the fragile trust forged between her and Nyktos. The two must figure out how to work together to save their world.

What to read first: A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer Armentrout

The Lindbergh Nanny by Mariah Fredericks

This propulsive novel tells the story of one of the most famous kidnapping cases in American history from the point of view of one of the prime suspects. When toddler Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped, his young Scottish nanny, Betty Gow, must find the truth in order to clear her own name.

What to read first: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

November 22

Aesthetica by Allie Rowbottom

At 19, she was an Instagram celebrity. Now, at 35, she's about to undergo the high-risk, elective surgery to reverse all her past plastic surgery. But on the eve of the surgery, her traumatic past resurfaces. This debut offers a nuanced examination of feminism in the age of Instagram.

What to read first: Godshot by Chelsea Bieker

November 29

Angels of the Resistance: A WWII Novel by Noelle Salazar

Inspired by true events, this WWII story centers on a pair of sisters who join the Dutch resistance when the Nazis invade the Netherlands. As they grow more involved, 14-year-old Lien makes a connection with a boy named Charlie. But emotional attachments are a liability she can't afford.

What to read first: The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella

Set in a close-knit Pennsylvania suburb in the grip of winter, this emotionally riveting novel follows three people grappling with loss. Their parallel narratives converge in poignant and unexpected ways, as each character bravely presses onward, trying to recover something they have lost.

What to read first: A Little Hope by Ethan Joella

Alone with You in the Ether: A Love Story by Olivie Blake

Two people meet by chance. Prior to their encounter, he, a graduate student, manages his destructive thoughts with compulsive calculations about time travel; she, a bipolar counterfeit artist, is undergoing court-ordered psychotherapy. This intimate novel explores the nature of love amidst chaos.

What to read first: The First Bad Man by Miranda July

The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle

Explores the dark side of social media with this story about Alex, a successful mommy-blogger whose assistant, A.C. goes missing. Written in alternating perspectives between Alex, her husband, and the mysterious A.C., this juicy cat-and-mouse story will keep you guessing till the very end.

What to read first: Pretty Things by Janelle Brown

Winterland by Rae Meadows

Soviet Union, 1973: When eight-year-old Anya is tapped for the famed USSR gymnastics program, her family is thrilled. What is left of her family, that is, since her mother disappeared years ago. As Anya moves up the ranks of competitive gymnastics, she comes to realize that there is very little margin for error.

What to read first: Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Hopefully there’s something here that catches your fancy! Let us know which new books you’re most excited about this month.

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