What's New In November

This month literary icons bring in new work, Christmas comes early, and familiar faces from the big (and small) screen share their stories.

November offers a wide variety of reading just in time for holiday breaks, visits to family, and early nights in as the days get shorter. Fiction enthusiasts may be interested in debuts or any of the number of new works from returning authors (John Irving, Mary Gaitskill, Cecilia Ahern). For nonfiction, TV icons Rainn Wilson, Shonda Rhimes, and Mary-Louise Parker all have new memoirs available. In mystery, Gillian Flynn is back with a new short story collection, while Michael Connelly continues his Harry Bosch series. Sci-fi and fantasy readers can look forward to new work from Stephen King, Ilona Andrews, and Karen Chance, while romance enthusiasts can take their pick of contemporary (Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street series) or historical (new work from Courtney Milan and Elizabeth Hoyt). In new adult, Kristen Callihan continues her Game On series, and there’s also new work from sisters Krista and Becca Ritchie. Young adult has new series additions from Claudia Gray and Marissa Meyer, while highlights from middle grade include Anne Michaels’s charming The Adventures of Miss Petitfour with illustrations by Emma Block. Wherever your reading takes you this month, I hope it’s a fabulous journey.

New in: fiction

  1. Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan (11/1)
  2. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende (11/3)
  3. The Mare by Mary Gaitskill (11/3)
  4. The Word Game by Steena Holmes (11/3)
  5. Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving (11/3)
  6. The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay (11/3)
  7. Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos (11/3)
  8. The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro (11/3)
  9. Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams (11/3)
  10. White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen (11/3)
  11. The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild (11/3)
  12. The Marble Collector by Ceclia Ahern (11/5)
  13. The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya (11/10)
  14. The Light of Hidden Flowers by Jennifer Handford (11/10)
  15. A Wild Swan And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham (11/10)


New in: holiday stories

  1. Christmas at Carrington’s by Alexandra Brown (11/3)
  2. Heartsong Cottage by Emily March (11/3)
  3. Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany (11/3)
  4. One Christmas Wish by Sara Richardson (11/3)
  5. Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince by Ella Quinn (11/10)
  6. The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans (11/17)
  7. A Cold Creek Christmas Story by RaeAnne Thayne (11/17)
  8. Away in a Manger by Rhys Bowen (11/17)
  9. Winter’s Fairytale by Maxine Morrey (11/16)
  10. It’s a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol by Emma Chase (11/30)


New in: nonfiction

  1. The Ice Cream Blonde by Michelle Morgan (11/1)
  2. The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino (11/2)
  3. Little Victories by Jason Gay (11/3)
  4. Black Dragon River by Dominic Ziegler (11/10)
  5. The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson (11/10)
  6. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (11/10)
  7. Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker (11/10)
  8. Make ‘Em Laugh by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway (11/10)
  9. 438 Days by Jonathan Franklin (11/17)
  10. The Brothers Vonnegut by Ginger Strand (11/17)


New in: mystery and suspense

  1. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (11/3)
  2. The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe (11/3)
  3. Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle (11/3)
  4. No Good Deed by Allison Brennan (11/3)
  5. The Crossing by Michael Connelly (11/3)
  6. The Promise by Robert Crais (11/10)
  7. Home by Nightfall by Charles Finch (11/10)
  8. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich (11/17)
  9. The Guilty by David Baldacci (11/17)
  10. Cross Justice by James Patterson (11/23)


New in: science fiction and fantasy

  1. Reap the Wind by Karen Chance (11/3)
  2. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (11/3)
  3. Mystic by Jason Denzel (11/3)
  4. Black Wolves by Kate Elliott (11/3)
  5. Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan (11/12)
  6. Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews (11/13)
  7. The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan (11/15)
  8. Warheart by Terry Goodkind (11/17)
  9. The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May (11/19)
  10. Cast in Honor by Michelle Sagara (11/24)


New in: romance

  1. Hard Beat by K. Bromberg (11/3)
  2. One King’s Way by Samantha Young (11/3)
  3. Born of Betrayal by Sherrilyn Kenyon (11/3)
  4. Easy Melody by Kristen Proby (11/10)
  5. Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde (11/10)
  6. Once Upon a Marquess by Courtney Milan (11/17)
  7. Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt (11/24)
  8. Denial by Lisa Renee Jones (11/24)
  9. Lone Star by Paullina Simons (11/24)
  10. Final Debt by Pepper Winters (11/30)


New in: new adult fiction

  1. Sweet Nothing by Jamie McGuire & Teresa Mummert (11/1)
  2. The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan (11/1)
  3. Untamed by S.C. Stephens (11/3)
  4. Cam Girl by Leah Raeder (11/3)
  5. November 9 by Colleen Hoover (11/10)
  6. When I Was Yours by Samantha Towle (11/10)
  7. More Than Enough by Jay McLean (11/16)
  8. Corrupt by Penelope Douglas (11/17)
  9. Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie (11/20)
  10. Endure by S.E. Hall (11/24)


New in: young adult fiction

  1. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray (11/3)
  2. How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras (11/3)
  3. Need by Joelle Charbonneau (11/3)
  4. The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens (11/3)
  5. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett (11/3)
  6. Winter by Marissa Meyer (11/10)
  7. Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick (11/10)
  8. For the Record by Charlotte Huang (11/10)
  9. Soundless by Richelle Mead (11/10)
  10. Unforgiven by Lauren Kate (11/10)
  11. The Game of Lives by James Dashner (11/17)


New in: middle grade fiction

  1. The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels (11/3)
  2. The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst (11/3)
  3. My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson (11/3)
  4. How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell (11/3)
  5. Neverseen by Shannon Messenger (11/3)
  6. The Wrinkled Crown by Anne Nesbet (11/10)
  7. Ninja Timmy by Henrik Tamm (11/10)
  8. A Bitter Magic by Roderick Townley (11/10)
  9. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall (11/10)
  10. Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio (11/24)

By: Literary Inklings, Casee Marie