November 2016 New Releases
Before the holiday madness begins, make sure to stock up on some new books! After all, setting aside much-needed reading time is a sure way to keep you sane during the next eight weeks. Here are the books we recommend you add to your list.
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
Our obsession with British royalty usually means we can be found with historical fiction novels relating all the juicy drama around those crazy Tudors (or, on occasion, flipping through Hello magazine). But we’re excited to learn more about the life of Queen Victoria in this sweeping novel based on Victoria’s own diaries. An impressive figure, Victoria defied her critics who did not think that she was capable of being a queen.
Safe With Me by K.L. Slater
Anna lives a solitary life…until she witnesses the woman who made her life hell 13 years ago do something very bad. Now it’s Anna’s turn to get even. But is her old enemy really the problem or is it someone closer to home? Obsession is the big theme of this psychological thriller and we’re sure it will be pedaled as the next The Girl on the Train. We’re curious to see if it holds up.
Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
Our beloved Lorelai Gilmore has written a book! Okay, it’s Lauren Graham but forgive us if we sometimes have trouble separating the two. The Gilmore Girls is an old favorite but Graham has continued to surprise us, most recently as the author of the charming novel Someday Someday Maybe. We’re curious to find out more about her life in Hollywood and see if she is anything like the characters we’ve come to love. If that wasn’t enough, we can’t wait to watch the Gilmore Girls reboot coming this month on Netflix!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
A prequel of sorts to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Meyer’s new YA novel will appeal to fans of all ages. Before she was the evil Queen of Hearts shouting, “Off with their heads,” she was a young girl in love. Think Wicked meets Maleficent.
I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb
Lamb is an old favorite, and it’s always a treat to read one of his novels with his beautiful, lyrical writing style that is full of heart and emotion. I’ll Take You There focuses on a film professor who runs a movie club—and through the power of film comes to terms with the women who have most strongly impacted his life. Lamb has always had knack for understanding a women’s perspective and we’ll be curious to see how this one plays out.
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
A look at culture, race and identity, Zadie Smith tells the story of two biracial girls with big dreams of becoming dancers. Distance and varying levels of success leads to a rift in their complicated friendship. As the story takes us through the decades, it’s a close examination of friends and rivals set against a gorgeous backdrop of Europe and Africa. It has been almost two decades since we read White Teeth, but we still think about it often. We’re ready to see where Smith takes us next.
What books are you looking forward to this month?
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