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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)

Empress of All Seasons

Emiko Jean (2018)

Heirs of the Founders

H. W. Brands (2018)

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite (2018)

Fire & Blood

George R. R. Martin Doug Wheatley (2018)

Hazards of Time Travel

Joyce Carol Oates (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)

There There

Tommy Orange (2018)

A Place for Us

Fatima Farheen Mirza (2018)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Reads

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

Akata Warrior

Nnedi Okorafor (2017)

Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor (2011)

The Wicked Deep

Shea Ernshaw (2018)

The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco (2017)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Robert Hack (2016)

Meddling Kids

Edgar Cantero Kyla Garcia (2017)


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

The Beautiful Land

Alan Averill (2013)

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern (2011)


Hugh Howey (2012)

Don't Let Me Go

J.H. Trumble (2011)

Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen (2007)

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)


Tara Westover (2018)

Everything is Horrible and Wonderful

Stephanie Wittels Wachs Stephanie Wittels Wachs (2018)

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Megan Mullally Nick Offerman (2018)

Girl, Wash Your Face

Rachel Hollis Rachel Hollis (2018)

My Life as a Goddess

Guy Branum Mindy Kaling (2018)