If your idea of a perfect chilly November day starts and ends with getting cozy with a good book, prepare to be enthralled all month long. We’ve rounded up 22 new November book releases to add to your pile now, all available to purchase or preorder on Amazon.
‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ by Paul McCartney (starting at $57; amazon.com)
If The Beatles channel is always at the top of your Spotify list, McCartney’s two-volume set is a must. Filled with lyrics from 154 of his iconic songs from 1956 to today, along with commentaries on origins and inspirations, the books also include photos, paintings, handwritten texts and more.
‘Our Country Friends’ by Gary Shteyngart (starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
From the author of the bestselling “Super Sad True Love Story” comes this story set in a country house during the pandemic, where eight friends from a wide range of backgrounds have gathered to quarantine for six months. Funny and touching and dealing with romance, betrayal, racism, identity and more, it’s already earning high praise from the literary world.
‘Cokie: A Life Well Lived’ by Steven V. Roberts (starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
Followers of long-time lauded broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts, who died of complications of breast cancer in 2019, will embrace this tribute by her husband of 53 years, Steven Roberts, who is also a journalist. Covering both her public accomplishments and private generosity, it’s a touching look at a life and legacy worth remembering.
‘Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love’ by Andy Cohen (starting at $11.99; amazon.com)
Starting your holiday shopping early? RHONY fans will adore the Bravo host’s new collection of 365 quotes and sayings from inspiring women, including everyone from thought leaders to celebs to his mother to, of course, “Real Housewives” cast members. Bottle of wine not included.
‘Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos’ by Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa (starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
Inspired by their popular “Talking Sopranos” podcast, Imperioli (who played Christopher Moltisanti) and Schirripa (who played Bobby Baccalieri) on the Emmy-winning TV series have written “the definitive oral history” of “The Sopranos,” dishing on behind-the-scenes stories; sharing interviews with the cast, crew and creator David Chase; and more. Just don’t be surprised if the theme song plays in a continuous loop in your head.
‘A Certain Appeal’ by Vanessa King (starting at $11.99; amazon.com)
In her debut novel, King puts a fun, sassy spin on “Pride and Prejudice” with a rom-com set in the racy world of burlesque. Liz Bennet works in the corporate world by day and the clubs at night — which is where she meets Will Darcy and…well, Jane Austen fans can guess what happens next.
‘The Stranger in the Lifeboat’ by Mitch Albom (starting at $11.99; amazon.com)
Fans of Albom bestsellers like “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” and “The First Phone Call from Heaven” will be anxious to read the author’s new fiction novel dealing with faith and survival. After three days at sea, a group shipwrecked following an explosion finds a man in the water who claims to be God. Is he who he says he is? We’ll eagerly read to the end to find out.
‘Rebel Homemaker’ by Drew Barrymore (starting at $15.99; amazon.com)
You may know Barrymore as a child actress (“E.T.,” “Fire Starter”), teenage wild child or blockbuster movie producer and actress (“Charlie’s Angels”). Prepare to add lifestyle guru to that list. Now a talk show host, Barrymore’s latest delves into the food world, with 36 recipes and essays about cooking, gardening, raising chickens and just enjoying time with friends and family at home. If dinner with Drew sounds delightful, this book might be the next best thing.
‘The Perishing’ by Natashia Deón (available Nov. 9, starting at $13.99; amazon.com)
Part time-travel sci-fi, part historical fiction, part mystery, Deón’s novel follows a young Black woman who wakes up in 1930s Los Angeles with no memory of the past. As flashes of existing in different eras are unveiled, and believing she may be immortal, she embarks on a quest to discover her identity and why she’s been sent to her current time.
‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich (available Nov. 9, starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
The latest from Pulitzer Prize winner Erdrich (“The Night Watchman“) surrounds a haunted bookstore in Minneapolis during the time of the George Floyd protests and the pandemic, and the employee set on solving the mystery of the resident ghost during such a tumultuous time.
‘My Body’ by Emily Ratajkowski (available Nov. 9, starting at $13.99; amazon.com)
From supermodel and actress Ratajkowski comes this memoir of essays that deal with the objectification and sexualization of women’s bodies and misogyny, but also female empowerment, identity and, of course, the infamous “Blurred Lines” video that made her a sensation.
‘Never’ by Ken Follett (available Nov. 9, starting at $15.99; amazon.com)
In the latest from bestselling author Follett (“The Pillars of the Earth”), US President Pauline Green, along with a young intelligence officer, an undercover spy and a spymaster, works to keep a world war from happening. Politics, terrorism, nuclear weapons, superpowers … Settle in for a thrilling ride with this one.
‘The Dark Hours’ by Michael Connelly (available Nov. 9, starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
The fourth book in Connelly’s bestselling Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch series sees LAPD detective Ballard and retired detective Bosch (fans of the TV show may perk up here) chasing the culprit behind a New Year’s Eve killing linked to an unsolved murder once worked by Bosch.
‘Led Zeppelin: The Biography’ by Bob Spitz (available Nov. 9, starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
Idolize Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones? Get your hands on this definitive Led Zeppelin biography from the award-winning author of “The Beatles: The Biography” that follows the rock band’s voyage from its early beginnings to worldwide tours, tales of excess and more than 300 million albums sold. A perfect gift for ‘70s rock fans.
‘Just Haven’t Met You Yet’ by Sophie Cousens (available Nov. 9, starting at $11.99; amazon.com)
Bestseller Sophie Cousens (“This Time Next Year“) returns with the sweet, funny story of Laura, a reporter on assignment in the Channel Islands who accidentally grabs the wrong bag at the airport. Upon inspecting its contents, she’s sure the owner is her dream man — and she’s on a mission to track him down. It’s just the story to offer a little romantic escapism during the holiday season.
‘Will’ by Will Smith (available Nov. 9, starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
From West Philly kid to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to rap megastar to movie mogul, Smith shares an inside look at his storied life in this new memoir. Written with Mark Mason (“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck“), it offers words of wisdom Smith has gleaned throughout his career and experiences.
‘The Every’ by Dave Eggers (available Nov. 16, starting at $11.99; amazon.com)
If you were into Egger’s award-winning “The Circle,” you’ll need to add this darkly funny, satirical follow-up to your fall reading list. Mega social media/search engine company The Circle has merged with The Every, the world’s biggest e-commerce site. A new entry-level employee and her co-worker attempt to destroy the company from the inside, but it’s uncertain whether humanity really cares.
‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office’ by Brian Baumgartner and Ben Silverman (available Nov. 16, starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
Whether you watch the reruns 24/7 (they’re on all the time, you know), or just really miss Michael, Jim, Pam, Dwight and the rest of the Dunder Mifflin crew, this look back at the hit TV show from Baumgarten, who played Kevin, and executive producer Silverman is a must for fans of “The Office.” With a foreword by Greg Daniels and interviews with cast members, behind-the-scenes photos and more, it’ll put you right back in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
‘Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone’ by Diana Gabaldon (available Nov. 23, starting at $15.99; amazon.com)
Yes, the sixth season of the wildly popular “Outlander” TV series has been confirmed. While you wait, tide yourself over with the highly anticipated ninth book in the bestselling series. This time, Jamie and Claire are reunited, but the American Revolution threatens to tear them apart.
‘Wish You Were Here’ by Jodi Picoult (available Nov. 30, starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
The bestselling author (“Small Great Things“) returns with the story of a young art auction consultant who finds herself alone and quarantined in the Galapagos Islands after her surgical resident boyfriend cancels the trip to deal with the pandemic back in New York. From there, she enters new relationships and faces a not always pleasant journey of self-discovery.
‘The Sisters Sweet’ by Elizabeth Weiss (available Nov. 30, starting at $13.99; amazon.com)
In this unique coming-of-age tale, two twin sisters, part of a conjoined twin vaudeville act, follow different paths when one runs away to become a star in Hollywood and the other stays with her parents, playing out the role of the dutiful daughter. Is she ready for her own second act?
‘Autopsy’ by Patricia Cornwell (available Nov. 30, starting at $14.99; amazon.com)
Medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta is back in Cornwell’s bestselling series, returning with her husband to a post-pandemic Virginia. Investigating both a possible serial killer and a top-secret national security case, it’s just the thrill ride Scarpetta fans have come to expect.