November’s Most-Anticipated Books

Look no further for your next read. The amount of great new books hitting shelves each month can be overwhelming but we’ve rounded up ten of the buzziest books coming out this November—no matter what genre you’re interested in. Have you read any of these new releases? If not, you’ll want them on your TBR!

Here Is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan’s debut adult novel explores the ripple effect of a life cut short. Estate lawyer Ana Kelly doesn’t know how to react when she receives a call from Rebecca Taylor, the wife of Connor, the man Ana’s been having an affair with. But Rebecca doesn’t know who Ana is or anything about the affair; she’s only calling because Ana is the lawyer for Connor’s estate and Connor has recently died unexpectedly. Alone in her grief and unsure of where to turn, Ana begins to draw closer to Rebecca, forming a friendship that brings her to question her past with Connor and what her future holds.

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Alexandria Bellefleur’s debut draws inspiration from both Bridget Jones and Pride and Prejudice to tell the love story of Darcy and Elle. Despite a disastrous blind date, Darcy and Elle find themselves agreeing to fake a relationship. This will stop Darcy’s brother from setting her up for a while, and it gives Elle someone to bring home to her judgemental family during the holidays. While the pair initially think they’re incompatible, the more time they spend together, the more they realize they might just be meant to be.

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

A tiny lie spins out of control when Sunny Dae attempts to impress Cirrus Soh in this young adult novel. Cirrus spies Sunny’s brother’s electric guitars and rock posters and assumes they belong to Sunny. He doesn’t correct her, and soon finds himself asking his friends to help him create a rock band so he can continue with the ruse that he’s a front man. As he starts to fall hard to Cirrus, he fears that coming clean could ruin everything, even knowing that a relationship built on a lie is doomed to fail. 

Girls of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti

Keep the spooky vibes going even after Halloween with Kate Moretti’s latest thriller. Hannah Maloney and her fiancé travel to Brackenhill, her aunt’s home in the Catskills, after they hear she’s been in a car accident. Hannah hasn’t been to Brackenhill since her sister Julia disappeared 17 years ago. Now that she’s returned, she’s plagued by strange dreams. Things only grow more disturbing when her dog finds a human bone on the property that Hannah fears belongs to Julia.

The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill

Take to the high seas in this first installment of a new fantasy series! With rumors that emperor Gerard Rousseau is plotting a return from exile, Queen Charlotte sends Captain Kit Brightling on a mission to rescue a kidnapped spy. Rian Grant is tasked with accompanying Kit, though neither is eager to trust the other. This alternate magical history of the Napoleonic Wars is sure to captivate readers looking for adventure.

White Ivy by Susie Yang

Ivy Lin’s childhood obsession with Gideon Speyer sparks back to life when they reconnect as adults. Ivy always longed for the life Gideon had, and uses the tricks her grandmother taught her to seamlessly insert herself into the high-class circles he runs in. But the lies she’s spinning threaten to be undone by the appearance of Roux, an old friend who knows that Ivy isn’t at all who she is claiming to be.

A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins

Manda Collins’ Victorian romance features a newspaper columnist and a detective who join forces to hunt down a serial killer. Lady Katherine Bascomb uses the newspaper she owns to keep the women of London up-to-date on criminal activity, but it all strikes too close to home when she becomes the lead witness in a murder. Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham is called in to investigate, and soon the two are putting their heads together to track down the notorious Commandments Killer.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Chloe Gong’s young adult debut is a Romeo and Juliet retelling that transports readers to Shanghai in 1926. The Scarlet Gang and the White Flowers have battled for control of the city for generations. Juliette Cai is the Scarlet heir, newly returned from New York and prepared to seek revenge on the White Flowers’ Roma Montagov, the boy who betrayed her and broke her heart. But when a new danger threatens the city they love, Juliette and Roma reluctantly agree to work together to save Shanghai.

Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen

The first in a space opera trilogy, Nophek Gloss follows mechanic Caiden on a quest for revenge that takes him across the galaxy. Caiden survived the destruction of his planet, though his family wasn’t as lucky. He joins a group of scavengers on his mission to learn more about the Casthens who killed his people. As he discovers more about them, a plan begins to form for how he can infiltrate their regime and take them down from the inside.

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March

Nev March’s debut won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award and is based on a true story. Captain Jim Agnihotri is recovering in a military hospital in 1892, reading about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes to pass the time. When he comes across the suspicious deaths of two women in the paper, Jim decides to start investigating the case, drawing inspiration from the fictional Holmes as he goes.

Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows.

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