Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new November & December 2023 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 I’ve also included some of the most popular November & December 2023 book releases from your favorite authors.
Enough from me. Let’s get on to the November & December 2023 book releases so you can fill up your to-read list.
Top November & December 2023 Book Releases
Rebecca Yarros took the bestseller list by storm this summer with her captivating fantasy romance Fourth Wing. In the highly anticipated sequel, Violet Sorrengail returns for her second year at Basgiath War College. No one expected her to survive this long, much less bond with one of the strongest dragons in existence. Now that she knows the secret the nation has been hiding, it will take all her wits to survive her second year, especially with the new vice commandant determined to make her betray the man she loves.
In a sequel to the hit bestseller, The Maid, return to the five-star Regency Grand Hotel where Molly Gray is now the Head Maid. When famous author J. D. Grimthorpe drops dead in the hotel’s tea room, the entire staff are suspects in his murder. Yet, Molly has her own secret. As a child, Molly worked with her grandmother cleaning Grimthorpe’s mansion. Can Molly solve the mystery and save the hotel’s reputation?
From the author of Code Name Hélène, comes a new novel based on the true story of a fearless midwife determined to find justice. In 1789, Martha Ballard is asked to determine the cause of death of a man found buried in the ice. As a local midwife, Martha knows all the town’s secrets, including that this man was one of the men accused of a heinous rape four months ago. As the trial nears, Martha believes the two cases are connected and her detailed diary ends up as pivotal evidence that might tear the whole town, and her family, apart.
In her bestselling memoir Maid, Stephanie Land described her story of working as a house cleaner and trying her best to raise her child in extreme poverty. In the final chapter, she wrote about moving to Montana to attend college. Yet, getting a degree was not the happily-ever-after she imagined. With a searing look at America’s education system, Land discusses navigating a tricky loan system, attending college while still in poverty, and the struggle of a single mother full of desire and ambition.
When Mallory reluctantly enters a charity chess event, she unexpectedly beats the handsome world champion Nolan Sawyer. Despite her antagonism towards chess for destroying her family, Mallory finds herself entering the professional chess world, since her family desperately needs the prize money. As things heat up between Mallory and Nolan, Mallory must balance her love of the game with the deep pain it has caused her family.
Naomi Alderman, the author of The Power, brings forth a dystopian future where money brings you everything. The world’s elite live in bunkers, protected by private weather and aided by technological advances. When a handful of friends plan a heist, it could save the future for mankind or it could have catastrophic consequences.
The Most Anticipated November & December 2023 Book Releases
In a sequel to The 6:20 Man, Travis Devine is sent to a small coastal Maine town to investigate the murder of CIA Agent Jenny Sikwell. The town’s residents don’t take well to outsiders and Devine isn’t sure if he can get anyone to talk, including Jenny’s siblings. With government secrets on the line, Devine must once again act as a chameleon to find the truth.
An aspiring writer on the brink of adulthood, Delphine Auber suspects that her father is actually Ernest Hemingway. Yet, Hemingway is as elusive as he is iconic. From Paris to Havana to Harlem, Delphine searches to find his approval as a writer and a daughter and ends up finding herself in the process.
Twenty-six-year-old Lucy Young is tired of her career, love life and flatmates, none of which are coming anything close to what she imagined. When she stumbles upon a wishing machine, she makes a wish to skip to the good part of her life. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself a married 40-year-old with the life she imagined. Did she skip ahead or just forget? And if she could go back, would she?
Cracks begin to form for a Brooklyn family as troubled husband and wife Dan and Isabel find they are both a little in love with Isabel’s younger brother Robbie, who lives in the attic. Meanwhile, their children try to navigate growing up while ignoring the strain between their parents. After Robbie moves to Iceland, the pandemic hits, adding even more strain as the family tries to figure out how to live together and apart.
At a swanky engagement party on a secluded Maine Island, Sierra Prescott can’t help but sense that something is amiss. When a dead man is found in the trunk of a car with a note about telling the truth, Sierra learns everyone else is hiding secrets. One graduation day, twelve years ago, a student was killed and another committed suicide. The police closed the case, but Sierra’s friends all know more about it than they let on.
In 2007, Patrick Rothfuss took the fantasy world by storm with The Name of the Wind, the astounding first entry in the Kingkiller Chronicle, which he followed up with an equally compelling sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear. Rothfuss finally returns to the Kingkiller Chronicle universe with a short standalone novel that follows a single day where Bast makes a bargain that knocks his world off-kilter. Is this a signal that Rothfuss is finally ready to publish The Doors of Stone, the much-anticipated final book of the trilogy? Will a Kingkiller Chronicle novella win back Rothfuss fans? Honestly, will fans ever forgive him for making them wait over twelve years for The Doors of Stone?
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What November & December 2023 Book Releases are You Most Excited to Read?
What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month? Did I miss any November & December 2023 book releases that you are anticipating? As always, let me know in the comments!
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