November's Hottest New Releases

Posted by Cybil on November 1, 2018
Looking for a new book? November's new releases are sure to dominate your reading plans, with favorite authors including George R.R. Martin, Liane Moriarty, John Boyne, and M.R. Carey returning with new books. In addition, readers are eager for former First Lady Michelle Obama's memoir.

Every month, the Goodreads Editorial team takes a look at the books that are being published, how early reviewers are rating them, and how many of you are adding these books to your Want to Read shelf. We use the information to curate this list of books you can't wait to read.




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Nine stressed city dwellers arrive at a health resort, believing their tired bodies and minds will be reinvigorated at any cost in this captivating novel from the author of Big Little Lies.

Publication date: November 6


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From the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes a story of ambition as would-be writer Maurice preys on the talented and vulnerable on his cold-blooded climb to the top, honing his talent for deceit from London to the Amalfi Coast.

Publication date: November 13

Read our interview with Boyne here.


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The Game of Thrones author delivers the first volume of his Targaryens history, charting their volatile rise to power in Westeros.

Publication date: November 20


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In this memoir, the former First Lady chronicles her life from her blue-collar Chicago childhood to her work at the White House.

Publication date: November 13


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Liz is a gentle, caring mom—until her vicious new alter ego takes control in this horror novel from the author of The Girl with All the Gifts.

Publication date: November 6


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An uninspired composer stumbles into an art exhibit that changes his life in this novel based on the real-life work of artist Marina Abramović.

Publication date: November 27


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The podcaster writes about drawing life lessons from novels, television, music, and movies in this pop culture-infused book.

Publication date: November 13


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In this YA story, two lesbian teens—62 years apart—each discover classic pulp fiction depicting a world of forbidden love.

Publication date: November 13


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message 1: by Anne (w/ an E) (new)

Anne (w/ an E) Someone Like Me, by MR Carey because I loved The Girl With All the Gifts.


message 2: by Snehith (new)

Snehith Devalapalli No Skyward really?


message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura Colémont So Mr. Martin paused the winds of winter for this Targaryen book?
.......I ain't even mad


message 4: by XPHAIEA. (new)

XPHAIEA. Laura wrote: "So Mr. Martin paused the winds of winter for this Targaryen book?
.......I ain't even mad"


I doubt he'll ever even release it at this point...


message 5: by Ann (new)

Ann The museum of modern love sounds interesting


message 6: by Annn (new)

Annn At this point, Martin can eat his book. Or burn it, so then it will truly be the Hottest New Releases


message 7: by Ann (new)

Ann I don't know anything about the author the synopsis and title sounded interesting


message 8: by Kane (new)

Kane Based on the work of Marina Abromovic has to be totally sick and demented. Probably interesting.


message 9: by Ann (new)

Ann hmm I wont be getting that book thanks anyway lol


message 10: by Wordsmith (new)

Wordsmith The Museum of Modern Love came out in Australia in 2016 and won all the prizes. A friend sent me a copy. It's fantastic and not at all what you might imagine. It is full of characters and stories about art and love and life. Set in New York during The Artist is Present - Marina Abramovic's show in 2010. A five star read. Awesome it's coming to the US.


message 11: by Ann (new)

Ann Wordsmith wrote: "The Museum of Modern Love came out in Australia in 2016 and won all the prizes. A friend sent me a copy. It's fantastic and not at all what you might imagine. It is full of characters and stories a..."

Thank you for that info Wordsmith


message 12: by Wordsmith (new)

Wordsmith Kane wrote: "Based on the work of Marina Abromovic has to be totally sick and demented. Probably interesting."

Actually a really beautiful wise read - with wonderful characters. Read some of the reviews - it's won a lot of hearts - and it's also a great insight into Abramovic and her life ... but so much more as well.


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