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The Professional Book Nerds Podcast reading list: Best November new book releases

Our Professional Book Nerds offer up their favorite new books coming out this month. Subscribe & listen today!

The Museum of Mysteries

Steve Berry M. J. Rose (2018)

Fire & Blood

George R. R. Martin Doug Wheatley (2018)

Empress of All Seasons

Emiko Jean (2018)

Heirs of the Founders

H. W. Brands (2018)

Hazards of Time Travel

Joyce Carol Oates (2018)

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite (2018)

Goodreads Choice Awards

The Goodreads Choice Awards are one of our favorite year end collections! Here is a sampling of the books up for the prizes this year.

The Library Book

Susan Orlean (2019)

A Place for Us

Fatima Farheen Mirza (2018)

There There

Tommy Orange (2018)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Reads

The new Netflix series is all the spooky buzz right now. Here are some books perfect for fans.

Meddling Kids

Edgar Cantero Kyla Garcia (2017)

Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor (2011)

Akata Warrior

Nnedi Okorafor (2017)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Robert Hack (2016)

The Wicked Deep

Shea Ernshaw (2018)

The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco (2017)


Every one of these books were written during National Novel Writing Month (November). Will you be doing NaNoWriMo this year?

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern (2011)

The Beautiful Land

Alan Averill (2013)

Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen (2007)


Hugh Howey (2012)

Don't Let Me Go

J.H. Trumble (2011)

National Nonfiction Month

All November long we're celebrating National Nonfiction Month! Borrow one of these wonderful memoirs, true stories, or biographies from the last few years!


John Hodgman John Hodgman (2017)

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Megan Mullally Nick Offerman (2018)


Tara Westover (2018)

Girl, Wash Your Face

Rachel Hollis Rachel Hollis (2018)

My Life as a Goddess

Guy Branum Mindy Kaling (2018)

Everything is Horrible and Wonderful

Stephanie Wittels Wachs Stephanie Wittels Wachs (2018)