Happy November! I just got the EW Holiday Movies issue, and in stores the Halloween candy has been traded out for candy canes. This time of year the book releases slow down a little but there are still several notable books out this November.
How are you doing with your reading goals? In October I exceeded my annual Goodreads reading goal- hooray! I’m still catching up with some review books though, so hopefully I can make a dent in them before the year is up.
Here are eighteen Notable November Reads to keep an eye out for:
See No Color by Shannon Gibney – See No Color is about a biracial girl who is adopted by white parents who is questioning her identity. There’s also a baseball element to the story as you can see from the cover. Sounds good!
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett – A graffiti artist and a medical illustrator bond during a chance meeting in San Francisco. Sounds heartfelt and quirky. This is Bennett’s first YA book, though she’s well known for the popular Arcadia Bell and Roaring Twenties series’.
Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray – The highly anticipated second installment in the Firebird series.
How to be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras – Georgia just lost her mom and has made a bucket list, “fifteen ways to be brave”, to help her cope.
Cam Girl by Leah Raeder – It’s always an event when Raeder comes out with a new book- this one sounds intense!
Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani – The first book in this series, Virgin, was so witty and fresh and I look forward to following Ellis’s further misadventures.
Untamed by S.C. Stephens – The fourth Thoughtless book is about Griffin, the notorious bad-boy bassist for the D-Bags. I am on hold for this one at the library and based on the wait list there is a lot of excitement for this one!
Winter by Marissa Meyer – I think this is the final installment in the Lunar Chronicles! And wow, 832 pages!
Hello? by Liza Wiemer – This contemporary YA debut is a multi-pov book about 5 people who are linked by one phone call.
This Way Home by Wes Moore, Shawn Goodman – Elijah loves the predictability of basketball but when a notorious gang wants his team to wear their colors his life gets turned upside down. This sounds excellent.
Until We Break by Jamie Howard – I’m looking forward to reading this twisty, second chance love story.
November 9 by Colleen Hoover – Yup, out on November 10. The latest CoHo book is about two people, a writer and his muse, that meet every year on the same date. The early buzz is great on this one.
For the Record by Charlotte Huang – This one is about a girl who becomes an accidental rock star. It follows a girl on the road with an established band as she tries to get the fans and the band to warm up to her. I love music centered YA and this looks like a good one!
Soundless by Richelle Mead – The first standalone book from Richelle Mead! I miss the VA and Georgina books but will make some time to check out this new story.
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes – As a faithful watcher of TGIT I am very curious to read this book from the queen of Shondaland. In this book she talks about how saying Yes for one year changed her life.
Calvin by Martine Leavitt – Seventeen-year-old schizophrenic teen Calvin thinks he is Calvin from Calvin and Hobbs and believes he can be cured if the cartoonist Bill Watterson can pen a final strip showing Calvin as a normal teen. He sets to track him down. This sounds like such an original, imaginative story!
Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler – This book is about two best friends who go on a college visiting road trip. I love friendship stories so I’m eager to check this one out.