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Books to Read This November

Isn’t there something about November? I just wanna read read read!  Luckily there is no shortage of delectable new releases! In fact, there’s too many! Here’s 8 of em. 

 

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

 

Now that it’s won the Man Booker, what are you waiting for? Get it while you can! Beatty’s new book is said to be an incendiary comic masterpiece, that shines a bright and unapologetic light on racism in America. 

 

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

Maria Semple is back! The former Arrested Development writer got the reading world howling with laughter with her comic powerhouse, Where’d You Go Bernadette, and we’ve been dying for more in the meantime. 

 

Hag Seed by Margaret Atwood

 

Margaret Atwood has had a busy year, publishing two books in a matter of months. The first was her debut graphic novel, Angel Catbird. Now she has recently released her entry into the Hogarth Shakespeare series; a modern retelling of The Tempest

 

Pond by Claire Louise Bennet

 

Although this is technically a summer release, you’ll still find it on the new release piles of most book stores. I imagine they’re tying to prop up this brilliant debut novelist for as long as they can. Anyone interested in solitude, rural Ireland, and casual misanthropy, will dig this one. 

 

Against Everything by Mark Grief

 

 

Mark Grief sure has a lot of grief with the modern world. Good thing he expresses it in such a readable and entertaining form, or I’m not sure I could handle his cynicism. It certainly is well thought out. In this collection of essays, Grief takes on everything from exercise, to pornography, to Radiohead. This is another summer release, that is sticking around the new release and bestseller pile for good reason. 

 

The Trespasser by Tana French

 

Need we say more than Tana French? The Irish writer has cemented herself as the undisputed master of literary crime fiction. You seriously should not hesitate to get your hands on one of her books. 

 

A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

 

A must for fans of the now legendary actor. Turns out he’s got a lot of intense experiences informing his craft. Get to know the man behind the method!

 

Moonglow by Michael Chabon:

 

Michael Chabon is back with his fifth book! It’s slated for a November 22nd release, so that should give you plenty of time to familiarize yourself with one of the contemporary greats. The new novel is based on the epic deathbed confession of Chabon’s real life grandfather. It promises to be a heartfelt powerhouse about “truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us”.

 

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