Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new November and December 2020 book releases for you. Find out what I can’t wait to read and what’s getting all the attention this month.
The end of the year is rushing upon is fasting than ever. Before you know it, Halloween and Thanksgiving will be over and you’ll be writing out your New Year’s Resolutions.
The year isn’t quite over yet. We still have a few more 2020 releases to cover before moving on to 2021’s exciting roster.
Since the end of the year is always crazy busy, I thought I’d go ahead and combine the November new book releases with those from December.
The highlights of the next two months:
- A Much-Anticipated Political Memoir
- Two Books About Racism
- Sci-Fi and Fantasy Sequels
Have I got you interested? Then keep scrolling to see our picks for the best of the November and December 2020 book releases.
The Most Anticipated November 2020 Book Releases
Former United States President Barack Obama has a 700+ page memoir coming out days after the 2020 presidential election. Describing his political journey, Obama recounts the grassroots movement that helped him rise to the presidency and details the politics and diplomacy from his term in office. Along with intimate insights into his presidency, Obama thoughtfully ponders the reach and limits of presidential power.
A former NFL player and current Fox Sports analyst, Emmanuel Acho takes on the hard questions that many white Americans are afraid to ask but need to know to be more informed. Based on his hit Youtube series, Acho presents his topic as a way to help people increase their understanding and change their behaviors to help end systemic racism in America.
Ernest Cline returns with a sequel to his science fiction bestseller, Ready Player One. After winning James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts finds another easter egg hidden in Halliday’s vaults – a technological advance leagues ahead of the OASIS. Wade and his friends must solve this new riddle in a plot eerily reminiscent of the first book. And, yes, Wil Wheaton is narrating the audiobook.
In the sequel to the bestselling Magpie Murders, retired publisher Susan Ryeland is beginning to get stressed out running a hotel in Greece. Her interest gets piqued when guests tell her about a murder on the Suffolk coast, a tale that was the basis for the third Atticus Pund book. Ryeland returns to England to investigate the strange case and hopefully free an innocent man.
Humorist David Sedaris picks his favorite stories for a collection of essays displaying his unique wit. Whether shopping for taxidermy or drowning a mouse in a bucket, Sedaris talks about the surprises life threw him throughout his storied career with warmth and humor.
After forming a coalition against the enemy invaders, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant face a stalemate in the war. Until a technological advance creates an arms race with terrible consequences. The much-awaited fourth book in the Stormlight Archive is publishing in November.
Holly Black adds an interesting addition to her Young Adult Fantasy trilogy, The Folk of the Air, with this illustrated novella. Told from the viewpoint of Cardan, the cruel prince who becomes king, How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories depicts scenes from Cardan’s childhood, moments from within the trilogy, and a story placed after The Queen of Nothing.
Philippa Gregory continues with the story from Tidelands when two people visit Alinor at a London warehouse. Sir James is determined to make things right with Alinor. But when Livia, a beautiful girl claiming to be Rob’s widow, arrives from Venice with ill tidings, she spins a web of deceit that will entangle them all.
Book of the Month: November 2020
Receiving my blue box from Book of the Month Club is a highlight of every month.
Here’s how it works – each month, they pick 5 books and you get to choose one book or skip until the next month. If you want to add any extra books, then you get them at a discounted price.
Each month is usually a mix of new releases and advance copies of unreleased books. If you are interested in joining, you can use my Book of the Month Club affiliate link to get a discount on your first book!
Here’s a look at the November Book of the Month selections.
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The Most Anticipated December 2020 Book Releases
What happens when white men are told for generations that they are superior to everyone else? Oluo explores the consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and even on white men themselves. Oluo challenges you to imagine a new white male identity that is not founded on racism or sexism.
Retired therapist Juno thought she scored the ideal accommodations when she moved in with the picture-perfect Crouch family. Quickly, she finds the cracks in the Crouchs’s marriage are much bigger than she realized. When she overhears a conversation between the husband and wife, she knows she shouldn’t say anything but she just can’t seem to help it.
Karen M. McManus
Miley, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins who barely know each other. Their parents were disinherited by their grandmother before they were born. When the three are invited to visit their rich grandmother on a remote island, they are told they must do anything they can to get back in her good graces. But what’ll they’ll find about their family’s past could change everything.
After recovering from an attack, Layla is not the same girl Leeds fell in love with. She might have recovered physically, but to aid her emotional recovery, Leeds books a vacation to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. While there, Layla’s behavior becomes increasingly odd, and Leeds turns to a fellow guest for solace.
Kristy Dallas Alley
In a post-apocalyptic world, Ami Miles is lucky enough to have grown up at her family’s compound. When her grandfather arranges her marriage to a stranger, Ami embarks on a quest to change her destiny and find her long lost mother.
What November and December 2020 book releases are you most excited to read?