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We’re Thankful for New Fiction in November!

by | November 9
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While we hope you take the time to be thankful for all the good things in life all year round—November is an especially good time to give thanks. And this month, we’re thankful for new fiction! From historical fiction, family epics, and mystery and suspense, to fantasy, a NEW book from George R. R. Martin (though not the one we’ve been waiting for, George, cough cough), and more, there’s a lot to choose from this month.

Are you planning to pick up any of these books? Have you had one of these reads on your TBR for months already? Give us a shout on Facebook (@GetLiterary), Twitter (@get_literary), or Instagram (@get.lit.erary) and let us know which of these books you’re loving!

Limetown (Audio)

Limetown (Audio)

by Cote Smith

Cara’s Pick

Listen up everyone! Your favorite podcast, Limetown, just dropped a fantastic prequel novel of the same name that deep dives into all the mysterious history of protagonist Lia Haddock and her enigmatic uncle, Emile. Though there is still so much more to learn, and some great reveals coming in Season 2 of the podcast, I’m sure, going back in time to see how Emile and Lia ended up involved with Limetown, and who got them there in the first place, is intriguing. This novel deepens and accentuates the Limetown world, answering questions and asking new ones that absolutely enhance the overall story. If you have listened to the podcast, you need this book. If you haven’t, you still need this captivating mystery. Also, Limetown is getting a show on Facebook Watch!

Fire & Blood

Fire & Blood

by George R. R. Martin

Shefali’s Pick #1

GUYS. George R. R. Martin finally wrote another book—though it’s not the one we’ve been waiting for, or have been downright begging him to write for that matter. But we’re happy with what we can get! Whether you love the Game of Thrones show, the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, or both (we hope you say both!)—then you have to pick up Fire & Blood. This book is the first volume of a definitive two-part history of the Targaryens, which will give fans a whole lot of insight into the bloody past of this (crazy) family. You’ll find out what really happened during the Dance of the Dragons, exactly how terrible Maegor the Cruel was, and what Westeros looked like when dragons were still around. This hefty book also features eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley—and would perhaps make a great holiday gift…!

You Don't Own Me

You Don't Own Me

by Mary Higgins Clark

Shefali’s Pick #2

Do you like mystery and suspense novels? Ladies who lead? Then you should check out You Don’t Own Me! Co-authored by the prolific Mary Higgins Clark (prolific like, has published over 50 books, is ninety years old, and is still writing) and Alafair Burke (who is the daughter of James Lee Burke—another classic and prolific American mystery novelist—and a crime novelist in her own right), the novel follows a TV producer, Laurie Moran, who runs a show that cracks cold cases. If you’re watching or reading crime procedurals, you’ll love this one! And all the previous titles in this Under Suspicion series from Clark and Burke—The Cinderella Murder, All Dressed in White, The Sleeping Beauty Killer, and Every Breath You Take.

Lord of Shadows

Lord of Shadows

by Cassandra Clare

Shefali’s Pick #3

Lord of Shadows—the second book in Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices series—is available in hardcover now, but it’s hitting shelves in paperback this month. While you may have already read it, I had to include it on this list because Queen of Air and Darkness, the next (highly anticipated) book in the series (like, people on Instagram are straight rabid), is coming out next month—and now is the time to revisit Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn as they journey to the Courts of Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead and fight for their love. And for all the avid Cassie Clare fans out there—what are you most excited to find out in the next book?

All the Lives We Never Lived

All the Lives We Never Lived

by Anuradha Roy

Saimah's Pick

When you think about WW II historical fiction, most of the stories are set in Europe or the U.S. But the war had implications all over the world. All the Lives We Never Lived is set in India and moves between the 1930s and the 1980s as the narrator Myshkin, now in his 60s, looks back on his childhood.

As a child, he was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman, but his father was actually German. His mother Gayatri was a rebellious artist who followed her artistic passions and freedom, leaving parenthood and her marriage behind.

Later in life, Myshkin receives a package containing letters written by his mother in the first few years after her disappearance from his life. The contents lead him on a path to make sense of that time and his mother’s abandonment of him. When he was a child going through this tumult, the Nazis were rising to power and India was exploring its own freedom from British control. Through the letters, he begins to uncover and understand how the political climate of the world at that time affected his family so powerfully.

Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone

by Lisa Jewell

Will's Pick

Okay, this book, just released in paperback, is the thriller/suspense novel all others should aspire to be! I couldn’t put it down. Basically, ten years after Ellie disappears, her mother, Laurel, begins to notice something odd about a stranger’s child. She’s soon swept up into the past that she thought she long ago left. I loved Then She Was Gone for so many reasons, but, as I turned the last page, I just knew the main reason: Lisa Jewell’s characters are so, so well done! She wrote one of the buzziest books of 2018, and based on social media, readers agree! The one thing everyone seems to be saying is that Lisa Jewell comes back bigger and better every time. We can't wait for her next book, Watching Youto hit shelves next month, check out an early excerpt here!

The Room on Rue Amélie

The Room on Rue Amélie

by Kristin Harmel

Abby's Pick

You’re a sucker for a period piece. You’ve devoured Lilac Girls, The Nightingale, and The Alice Network. Plus, you look A-MAH-ZING in a deep red lipstick. So The Room on Rue Amélie is perfect for you! Set in Paris during the Nazi occupation, it’s about a young American woman whose fate becomes intertwined with those of the little Jewish girl across the hall, and a dashing British pilot. And just when you think you know where this one is going, it turns you on your head. Definitely an “all the feels” book!

Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

by Liane Moriarty

Stef's Pick

Nine city-stressed strangers arrive at Tranquillum House, a remote health resort that promises each of them healing and inner transformation. In her new novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty moves a bit away from the domestic drama genre and the usual suburban setting of her previous books. However, these nine new characters are just as compelling, both comically lovable and sadly poignant at the same time. While some are trying to cope with heartbreak, others are trying to escape from their recent failures and mistakes. As the characters bond, they delve into the serious issues they—as (perfect) strangers—face. If you love a book with dark humor and a lot of unexpected twists and turns, this is the right story for you.

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