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I don’t know about you, but November is always the kick off for the holiday season for me. My Christmas decorations go up in early November, and I start Christmas shopping.
Related: Holiday Gift Guide For Book Lovers
November is so busy, and I am sure it is busy for you too. So busy, in fact, that you don’t have time to look for your next read. But that’s okay because I have 15 of the most anticipated new book releases for November 2020.
Admittedly, most of these books were not on my radar prior to writing this post. The new book releases for November 2020 are mostly literary fiction, nonfiction/memoir, and fantasy books, and I primarily read mystery/thriller books. But I did come across some books that sound interesting to me.
Most Anticipated New Book Releases of November 2020
Release Date: November 10, 2020
I know, I know. “Allison, you just spent the entire month of October reading horror books.” I can’t pass Secret Santa up though because the blurb calls it The Office meets Stephen King. Lussi gets a new job with a publishing company and soon falls victim to office pranks, including a creepy figurine she receives as a Secret Santa gift. Soon the office workers are falling victim to violent events, and Lussi begins to wonder if her Secret Santa gift is the cause.
Release Date: November 1, 2020
Girls of Brackenhill was on my radar when it was an Amazon First Read pick in October. The Amazon First Read program helps me find so many new release books that I might not have known about otherwise. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can choose one (sometimes two!) early release ebook each month through the First Reads program. If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up to try out 30 days for free!
Girls of Brackenhill has two of my favorite tropes-gothic mansion setting and family secrets. Hannah returns to her family’s castle after her aunt is killed in a car accident. She has not been back to the castle since her sister died seventeen years ago. Hannah is determined to find out what happened all those year ago, even if she doesn’t like what she finds.
More New Releases of November 2020
The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb – A paranormal romance about a woman who checks in to a small town boarding house for the summer after a devastating loss.
Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer – A YA magical realism about a girl who has the ability to inflict instant karma on others.
The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige – A dark academia fantasy book about a sorority of witches.
White Ivy by Susie Yang – A coming-of-age novel about a young woman’s obsession with a privilege classmate.
Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett – A YA novel about a teen girl who returns to her hometown and falls for the “bad boy,” interrupting her life plans.
Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent – A mystery novel about three brothers at a funeral-but one of them is in the coffin.
A Promised Land by Barack Obama – The highly anticipated first volume of Barack Obama’s presidential memoirs.
Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson – The fourth installment to Sanderson’s popular Stormlight Archive series.
The Burning God by R.F. Kuang – The conclusion to Kuang’s epic fantasy series.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – A retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai.
This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes – A cross between American Horror Story and There’s Someone Inside Your House.
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline – The highly anticipated sequel to Ready Player One.
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar – A novel following a Syrian-American family living in post 9/11 New York City.
Which book sounds most interesting to you this month? Let me know in the comments!