Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new November and December 2021 book releases for you. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
In case you’re new to Booklist Queen, every month I cover all the hottest new book releases. I try to read as many new book releases as I can to give you an honest perspective on what to read and what to skip.
However, I realize that my to-read list might not exactly match yours. That’s why, this year, I’ve decided to also include some of the most popular November and December 2021 book releases from your favorite authors.
Enough from me. Let’s get on to the November and December 2021 book releases so you can fill up your to-read list.
Top November and December 2021 Book Releases
Diana O’Toole has her life perfectly mapped out and with her 30th birthday on the horizon, she is right on target to get engaged to her doctor boyfriend. When a virus breaks out in the city, Finn encourages Diana to go on their nonrefundable trip to the Galapagos Islands without him. Soon, Diana finds herself quarantined on the island during the pandemic and begins to reexamine her choices and priorities in life.
Pauline Green, the United States’s first female President, tries to avoid war when an act of aggression escalates and the world’s greatest powers are caught up in a tangled web of alliances. With the aid of a young intelligence officer, an undercover spy, and a Chinese spymaster, Green must use all her political savvy to save the world in this epic political thriller that lands a spot among the top November 2021 book releases.
In the 9th Outlander book, a reunited Claire and Jamie face being torn asunder again as the American Revolution approaches their North Carolina home. After finally being reunited with their daughter Brianna and her family, the family is worried as the tensions of the colonists grow and the perils of the 1700s seem less safe than they thought.
In 2021, Amanda Gorman became the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history when she read her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at President Biden’s inauguration. In her expanded collection, Amanda Gorman becomes a new voice in American poetry.
Karen M. McManus
If you are looking for the best new thriller books for young adults, you can never go wrong with Karen M. McManus. At Carlton High, Cal, Ivy, and Mateo used to be close, but have drifted apart. When they find themselves all running late to class, they decide to skip and go to the city together. Soon, they find themselves witnesses to another student’s murder, a student they all want to hide their connection to.
On a trip to the Channel Islands to write about her parents’ epic romance, Laura accidentally switches suitcases with a stranger and falls for its unseen owner. He has her favorite book, piano music, and the hunkiest sweater that surely means he’s handsome. With the help of a surly cab driver, she tries to find the mysterious owner while researching her parents’ story and comes to realize that real life isn’t nearly as perfect as she imagined.
The Most Anticipated November & December 2021 Book Releases
In the sequel to last year’s must-read YA fantasy, These Violent Delights, Shanghai is on the brink of revolution. To keep Roma safe and prevent her cousin from usurping her position, Juliette knows the best way to protect Roma is to make him hate her. Thinking that Juliette murdered his cousin, Roma is on the warpath as a new monstrous danger emerges in the city.
Created by Nikole Hannah-Jones
In 1619, a ship arrived in the Virginia colony with the first enslaved people from Africa. Thus began the unprecedented system of slavery that has shaped America ever since. Based on The New York Times Magazine‘s Pulitizer Prize-winning articles, The 1619 Project combines essays, poems, and works of fiction to chronicle how the legacy of slavery impacts America today.
A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted by its most loyal customer after she dies on All Saints Day but refuses to leave. Recently out of prison, Tookie desperately needs to keep her job at the bookstore, so she must solve the mystery of the haunting while dealing with the turbulent events that shape Minneapolis from 2019 to 2020.
In a series of essays, Patchett ponders the ways that life takes turns you never saw coming. Mining her own life experiences, Patchett tells her story while connecting with the universal truths and talking about influences both great and small that combine to make a life.
Elisa Wright is convinced her brother-in-law is a murder. Not only did Josh’s wife die, but his fiancee disappeared. Now Josh is dating again, and Elisa suspects the worst. As Elisa gets to know the new girlfriend and digs into the past, she can’t tell if her panic attacks and mysterious illness are signs of a breakdown, or warnings that she’s getting too close to the truth.
Popular November & December Upcoming Releases
What November and December 2021 book releases are you most excited to read?