Happy November! November kicks off NaNoWriMo – are you participating? If you are not spending all month writing, there are lots of new books to read or catch up on. Also, with Halloween behind us it’s a perfectly respectable time to kick off winter holiday reading. (That list will come later)
Here are twelve books I Need for November:
Make it Real by Sabrina Elkins – Nov. 24, Harlequin Teen. I liked Stir Me Up last year, and this follow up sounds like fun. (I don’t think it’s a sequel actually) It’s about a girl who is cast in a big movie role and has to play up the romance on screen and off.
Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren – Nov. 4, Gallery Books. This is the second book in the Wild Seasons series.
After the Rain by Renee Carlino – Nov. 11, Atria Books. “A deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth” set at a Montana cattle ranch.
Wild by Sophie Jordan – Nov. 18, Avon. This is book three in the Ivy Chronicles series.
Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter – Nov. 4, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Ugly Girls is about two high school friends that escape their monotonous lives through dares, and sneaking out joyriding. The plot thickens when an online stalker begins to follow the girls’ every move.
Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet – Nov. 1, W.W. Norton & Company. A farcical thriller about a Caribbean honeymoon, complete with mermaids.
Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath – Nov. 11, Delacorte Press. A verse novel that takes place during the events of the 1915 Armenian genocide.
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky – Nov. 4, Disney-Hyperion. This book is about identity, acceptance and friendship and features a transgender sixth grader.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – Nov. 4, Harper Teen. The first book in the Firebird time travel trilogy.
Forbidden by Kimberly Griffiths Little – Nov. 4, Harper Teen. Forbidden love with a Mesopotamian desert backdrop.
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin – Nov. 4, Little, Brown. A violent thriller inspired by Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City.
On the Edge by Alison van Diepen – Nov. 25, Harper Teen. In this romantic thriller, Maddie witnesses a gang murder and gets protection from the leader of a rival gang.
What books are you excited to read this month?