Best New Books to Read in November 2019

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So, I’ll probably still be catching up on October’s book releases in November, but there are still a few titles I’ll be keeping my eye on.

I think The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern is probably the one I’m most curious about, just because The Night Circus was so popular. I was less enthusiastic about it than some people, but I still thought her writing was solid and imaginative. I’m interested to see how her sophomore novel pans out!

For more recent new releases, see the lists of October 2019 New Releases and August 2019 New Releases.

Will you be reading any of these books in November? What are you looking forward to?

The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern

What It's About: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks...

Publication Date: November 5, 2019
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Candice Carty-Williams

What It's About: Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Queenie Jenkins is a twenty-five-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers...

Publication Date: March 19, 2019
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The Family Upstairs
Lisa Jewell

What It's About: An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.

Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am.

She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions...

Publication Date: August 6, 2019
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The Andromeda Evolution
Michael Crichton

What It's About: In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle—designated The Andromeda Strain—killed every resident of the town of Piedmont, Arizona, save for an elderly man and an infant boy. Over the next five days, a team of top scientists assigned to Project Wildfire worked valiantly to save the world from an epidemic of unimaginable proportions...

Publication Date: November 12, 2019
science fiction sci fi thriller

Little Weirds
Jenny Slate

What It's About: Hello and welcome to my book. Inside you will find:
× The smell of honeysuckle
× Heartbreak
× A French-kissing rabbit
× A haunted house
× Death
× A vagina singing sad old songs
× Young geraniums in an ancient castle
× Birth
× A dog who appears in dreams as a spiritual guide
× Divorce
× Electromagnetic energy fields
× Emotional horniness
× The ghost of a sea captain
× And more
I hope you enjoy these little weirds.
Jenny Slate

Publication Date: November 5, 2019
non fiction memoir essays

The Witches Are Coming
Lindy West

What It's About: In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era.


From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt...

Publication Date: November 5, 2019
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The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3)
Neal Shusterman

What It's About: It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

Publication Date: November 5, 2019
young adult fantasy dystopian

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