The arrival of dark evenings and rainy days calls for one thing: curling up with a good book. With the weather raging outside, an easy way to gain some calm is to surround yourself with the comforting company of a novel. Whether that means nestling up with a blanket on the sofa or tucking up in bed under your duvet, losing yourself in new reading material is exactly what you need to unwind this winter.
Team R29 has put together a selection of the best new books on the block this November to save you wandering around a bookshop for hours. Last month the team devoured titles like Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi, a tale about a strained relationship between a mother and daughter, and Luster by Raven Leilani, which explores the complicated world of open marriages.
This month, we’re diving into a number of new reads which promise to be just as compelling, courtesy of writers such as Otegha Uwagba and Tana French. From a cultural commentary on institutional racism and the burden of whiteness on Black people to a detective mystery involving a remote Irish village and long-kept secret, this month’s selection has something for every reader.
To discover everything that we're reading this November, click through the slides ahead…
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