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 | Doubleday

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

Candice Carty-Williams | Gallery Books

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: November 5, 2019

The Family Upstairs
Lisa Jewell | Atria Books

What It's About: From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone and Watching You comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light.

Be careful who you let in.

Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life...

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

The Andromeda Evolution
Michael Crichton | Harper

What It's About: The Evolution is Coming.

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...

Publication Date: November 12, 2019

Little Weirds
Jenny Slate | Little, Brown and Company

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

The Witches Are Coming
Lindy West | Hachette Books

What It's About: **Named one of Esquire's most anticipated books of 2019**

The firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Shrill--soon to be a Hulu series starring Aidy Bryant--provides a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just politics but American culture itself...

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3)
Neal Shusterman | Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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 conclusion to 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

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