New month, new books! Book Light is our Dandelion Chandelier curated list of the most-anticipated new releases for November 2019. The perfect November read makes us feel both thankful and more connected to the world. So what are the best new books coming in November 2019? Our intrepid team has been exploring and here’s what we found.
what are the best books coming in November 2019?
There are a lot of great new book releases coming in November 2019. Among the most-anticipated books of November 2019 are new novels from Erin Morgenstern and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. A journal to help us all think hard about Becoming, with guidance from former First Lady Michelle Obama. Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner, there’s a primer on constructive ways to argue and disagree with others.
A rock star and a survivor of domestic abuse have penned memoirs. Smart, strong and sassy women are weighing in on witch hunts, being likable and all the little weird things that make up a life.[white_box]
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And of course, in the season of holiday meals, there are new cookbooks and essays from some of our favorite food writers.
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We found 21 new book releases for November 2019 that we’re really keen to read. And that, we feel, is definitely something for which to be grateful this month.[white_box]
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new books coming out in November 2019
Here’s our pick of the top new releases – novels, essay collections, and non-fiction – that are the most-anticipated books November 2019. You can pre-order them now if you like. We’ll love you whether or not you buy them via our site, dear reader. But if you choose to do that, we get a little pocket change to keep the lights on here at Dandelion Chandelier. Just wanted to be sure you knew.
best new book releases November 5, 2019
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. The Night Circus author returns with her first novel in seven years, another high-wire fantasy, interweaving magical and romantic elements. A grad student finds a mysterious book with a link to his own childhood that leads him to a secret club and an ancient library hidden underground. It’s “a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.” – Publication date: November 5, 2019
The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. The author of A Kind of Freedom returns with a multi-generational saga about two precarious friendships. The relationships span both the racial divide and nearly a century. – Publication date: November 5, 2019
Space Invaders by Nona Fernández (translated by Natasha Wimmer). Chilean writer Fernández is revered as one of the most important contemporary Latin American writers alive today. This novel explores the experience of growing up in a dictatorship and trying to grapple with erasure and truth in adulthood. A group of childhood friends, even as adults, are preoccupied by uneasy memories and visions of their classmate Estrella González Jepsen. Estrella’s father was a ranking government officer implicated in the violent crimes of the Pinochet regime, and the question of what became of her after she left school haunts her erstwhile friends. – Publication date: November 5, 2019
The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older is the tale of a family split between New Jersey and Cuba who grapple with the appearance of their vanished ancestor’s ghost. The ancestor, Marisol, went missing in the tumult of the Revolution, taking with her the family’s knowledge of their painful and complicated past. When Marisol visits her nephew, he starts to learn about her story, which hinges on “lost saints” who helped her while she was in prison. – Publication date: November 5, 2019[white_box]
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In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado. A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties. An engrossing account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming – Publication date: November 5, 2019
The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West. The New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Shrill provides an incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just politics but American culture itself. Some have decried the notion of holding men accountable for heinous behavior as “a witch hunt.” West’s response? “I’m a witch and I’m hunting you.” She’s part of the coven coming to excoriate the culture that allows male chauvinism to flourish. – Publication date: November 5, 2019
The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are by Alicia Menendez. In this important treatise, the author examines the phenomenon of likability and how it often holds women back from achieving powerful positions. Studies show that even competent women must appear likeable to successfully negotiate a salary, ask for a promotion, or take credit for a job well done—they also show that these exact actions usually make them less likeable. What’s a woman to do? – Publication date: November 5, 2019[white_box]
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Little Weirds by Jenny Slate. The actress, stand-up comedian, and New York Times bestselling author of the children’s book Marcel The Shell with Shoes On returns with a collection of essays about . . . well, pretty much everything. Topics include “the smell of honeysuckle,” “the ghost of a sea captain,” and “a French-kissing rabbit.” Alrighty, then. – Publication date: November 5, 2019
You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane. The creator of the popular blog AI Weirdness, Shane creates silly AIs that learn how to name paint colors, create the best recipes, and even flirt (badly) with humans–all to understand the technology that governs so much of our daily lives. – Publication date: November 5, 2019
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin. The James Beard Award-winning food writer and author of The Jemima Code shares more than 100 recipes that paint a rich, varied picture of the true history of African-American cooking. Through recipes and stories, we cook along with pioneering black figures, from enslaved chefs to middle- and upper-class writers and entrepreneurs, learning about the techniques, ingredients, and dishes that comprise this rich tradition. – Publication date: November 5, 2019
Acid for the Children by Flea. The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist has penned a memoir – Publication date: November 5, 2019
best new book releases November 12, 2019
The Mutations by Jorge Comensal. Ramón Martinez is a militant atheist, successful lawyer, and conventional family man. But all of that changes when his privileged life disintegrates after cancer of the tongue deprives him of the source of his power and livelihood: speech. And then Elodia, Ramón’s pious maid, brings him a foul-mouthed parrot as a birthday gift, and this filthy bird becomes Ramón’s companion, confidant, and unlikely double. – Publication date: November 12, 2019
The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony by Adam Platt. As the son of a diplomat growing up in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, Adam Platt didn’t have the chance to become a picky eater. Living, traveling, and eating in some of the most far-flung locations around the world, he developed an eclectic palate and a nuanced understanding of cultures and cuisines that led to some revelations which would prove important in his future career as a food critic. – Publication date: November 12, 2019[white_box]
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White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue … and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation by Lauren Michele Jackson. In her first book, the scholar and writer examines how innovations and insights generated by black artists, leaders, and writers have historically been appropriated for use by the majority culture, often without payment or attribution. From music and fashion to activism and language, black culture consistently achieves worldwide influence. Yet, when it comes to who is allowed to thrive and profit from it, the pioneers are almost always left behind. – Publication date: November 12, 2019
Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama. Based on her bestselling memoir, this journal features an introduction by the former First Lady. And more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes to help readers discover their stories. There are thought-provoking prompts designed to help readers reflect on their personal and family histories. Their goals, challenges, and dreams; what moves them and brings them hope. And what future they imagine for themselves and their communities. – Publication date: November 12, 2019
best new book releases November 19, 2019
The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg. a group of friends in Mason, Missouri decides to start a monthly supper club. But after one member makes a startling confession, the club becomes a Confession Club, and the women gather weekly to share not only dinners but embarrassing misdeeds, deep insecurities, and long-held regrets. – Publication date: November 19, 2019
Twenty-one Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks. new novel about a struggling man, written entirely in lists. When read in full, his lists paint a picture of a man struggling to be a man, a man who has reached a point where he’s willing to do anything for the love (and soon-to-be new love) of his life. – Publication date: November 19, 2019[white_box]
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Why Are We Yelling?: The Art of Productive Disagreement by Buster Benson. Conflict, or the fear of it, can be exhausting. But the author makes the case that conflict doesn’t have to be unpleasant. Properly channeled, conflict can be a valuable tool for deepening relationships, solving problems, and coming up with new ideas. – Publication date: November 19, 2019
best new book releases November 26, 2019
Under Occupation by Alan Furst. Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. Ricard finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into anti-Nazi efforts and increasingly dangerous espionage assignments and gains a new partner – a mysterious woman who is a professional spy. – Publication date: November 26, 2019
JAY-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson. Arguably one of the greatest poets America has produced, the author makes the case that as a rapper, Jay-Z is not always given the credit he deserves. Dyson wrestles with the biggest themes of the artist’s career, including race, criminal justice, black wealth and social injustice. As he enters his fifties, and to mark his thirty years as a recording artist, this is the perfect moment for a comprehensive reflection on his music and his impact on society. – Publication date: November 26, 2019
Fleabag: The Scriptures by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Screenwriter and star of the critically acclaimed series Fleabag, Waller-Bridge brings together for the first time the complete filming scripts of the first and second seasons. They’re annotated with never-before-seen stage directions and exclusive commentary on her creative process and the making of the series. – Publication date: November 26, 2019
the best new books coming in November 2019
Those are our picks for the best and most-anticipated books coming in November 2019. What’s at the top of your list?
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