Fall is finally in full swing! The leaves have changed, settling in on the ground and making that perfect crunch sound under your feet, creating a rainbow of warm shades like a cozy, crisp blanket. This is my favorite time of year, because it’s warm enough to have fun outside, but chilly enough to justify staying in your pajamas and curling up with a pumpkin spice latte and escape into some great books.
I’ve always got my eyes peeled for my next favorite read, and as far as genres go, the sky’s the limit. Several of my picks every month come from my Book of the Month addiction. You can try it out here! I know it’s tough to figure out what spine to crack open next, so read on for my top six for November to help you narrow it down.
by Hillary Clinton
I know, I know, who wants to continue to relive the 2016 over and over when the decision was made and we’ve been living with it for a year now. Believe me, I feel you, but with all of her speculative flaws, few political minds are as brilliant as Hillary’s. Although the election is a painful thing to revisit, I’m fascinated by her perspective on it, which I think is important to move forward.
Two Kinds of Truth
by Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors is the mystery genre. Not only is he a compelling storyteller, he’s created a set of characters that readers have wanted to maintain a lasting relationship with. Two Kinds of Truth is Connelly’s 20th Harry Bosch novel, and he hasn’t slowed down a single bit. If you’re not familiar with Bosch Amazon’s original series based on this character, give it a watch on Prime to get caught up. If you want to dive in earlier in the series, try one of my personal faves, The Concrete Blonde.
by Krysten Ritter
If you’re sitting here wondering if the name on this entry is the same Krysten Ritter who has become a household name thanks to her role as Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix, you would be right. The hard-drinking, crime fighting private investigator has taken some time off to pen a thriller. If you’re a fan of Megan Abbott or Gillian Flynn, chances are you’ll be into this one.
Remember to Forget Me
by Kerry Neville
A follow-up to her debut short story collection, Necessary Lies, Remember to Forget Me is full or gorgeous prose that makes for a raw, thoughtful read. Kerry just happens to be a Meadville, PA native, and her son goes to the same school as Mia. I may be a bit biased, but her talents transcend this small town, and you’d be wise to give her a read no matter where you’re from.
A Bigger Table
by John Pavlovitz
If you’re not familiar with the fresh voice of this liberal-minded, compassionate pastor, there’s no better place to start than his new book. I follow John Pavlovitz on Twitter, and his candid snippets of 140 character thoughts are always insightful and relevant. He also runs one hell of a blog where he discussed everything from what it actually means to be a compassionate Christian, to what to tell your children when it seems like bad people are rewarded.
by Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan is a name you should learn if you don’t know it already. Back in 2011 she won the Pulitzer Price for Fiction for her novel A Visit From the Goon Squad. She’s also known for telling a tweet by tweet story through her personal Twitter account called “Black Box”. Her newest novel is a crime story set in the World War II era, and it’s been touted as the can’t miss book of the year.
What was your favorite book in October? What are you reading this month? Let me know in the comments!
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