Top 20 Books To Read In November 2022 | TheReviewGeek Recommends

There are always amazing books coming out across the year and in our series of monthly articles, we shine a spotlight on the top fiction releases across all genres. Here, our team have gathered together to highlight our most anticipated fictions books. Do note that non-fiction releases, including biographies and historical texts, have not been included in this list!

So with all that in mind and without further ado, TheReviewGeek team presents our picks for the top 20 books to check out in November 2022!

The Lost Metal – Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #7)

The fantasy prodigal child returns; Brandon Sanderson is back with another chapter in his Misborn world, promising to bring everything to a close with an earthshattering conclusion.

For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization known as the Set, since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines.

When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead. Conflict between Elendel and the Outer Cities only favors the Set, and their tendrils now reach to the Elendel Senate—whose corruption Wax and Steris have sought to expose.

Release Date: 15th November 2022

The Prisoner – B.A. Paris

B.A Paris’s newest thriller looks like an absolute scorcher and certainly one of the must-reads for November.

Here, the story centers on Amelie, who has always been a survivor. After losing her parents as a child in Paris to making it on her own in London, Amelie has built a life for herself, culminating in marrying the handsome billionaire Jed Hawthorne.

When Amelie wakes up in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is, she’s thrown into a sinister mystery. Why has she been taken? Who are her mysterious captors? And why does she soon feel safer here, imprisoned, than she had with her husband Jed?

Release Date: 1st November 2022

Before I Let Go (Skyland #1) – Kennedy Ryan

Before I Let Go is a book about hope and healing, and it’s the latest to come from Kennedy Ryan. The main protagonist here is Yasmen, who’s just starting to find joy again after her life was delivered a devastating blow when Yasmen and Josiah’s marriage collapsed.

Yasmen and Josiah have now found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had.

Release Date: 15th November 2022

Bloodmarked (Legendborn, #2) -Tracy Deonn

Tracey Deonn’s Bloodmarked is the second book to come from the Legendborn Chronicles and along with sporting sa decent cover, the synopsis for this one looks equally as good!

Bree is back and after infiltrating the Legendborn Order (a secret society descended from King Arthur’s knights), she’s discovered her own ancestral power. Now she’s become someone new: A Medium. A Bloodcrafter. A Scion.

However, the ancient war between the demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak. And to make matters worse, Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped.

If Bree has any hope of saving herself and the people she loves, she must learn to control her powers from the ancestors who wielded them first—without losing herself in the process.

Release Date: 8th November 2022

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six – Lisa Unger

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six looks like one of those thrillers that could really ignite the charts this month. The premise is pretty simple and revolves around three couples who rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for.

This isolated cabin sports spectacular views, a hot tub and a personal chef. Hannah’s loving and generous tech-mogul brother found the listing online and it’s his birthday gift to her, accompanied by their spouses and another couple. The six friends need this trip, far from the pressures of modern life. But the dreamy weekend is about to turn into a nightmare…

Release Date: 8th November 2022

Never Ever Getting Back Together – Sophie Gonzales

We’ve got another tasty rom-com treat in November, coming in the form of Sophie Gonzales’ latest book.

It’s been two years since Maya’s ex-boyfriend cheated on her, and she still can’t escape him. His sister married the crown prince of a minor European country and captured hearts as her charming younger brother. If the world only knew the real Jordy; the manipulative liar who broke Maya’s heart.

Skye Kaplan was always cautious with her heart until Jordy said all the right things and earned her trust. Now his face is all over the media and Skye is still wondering why he stopped calling.

When their now famous ex-boyfriend asks them to participate in a teen reality show, the two eighteen year old girls—one bent on revenge, the other open to rekindling romance—get tangled up in an unexpected twist when they fall for each other instead!

Release Date: 29th November 2022

The Ones We Burn – Rebecca Mix

This fantasy tale from Rebecca Mix looks like another solid pick this month and definitely one to watch.

The story centers on Ranka, who’s tired of death. She wants to be left alone, living out her days in Witchik’s wild north with the coven that raised her, attempting to forget the horrors of her past.

Unfortunately, Ranka is named Bloodwinn, the next treaty bride to the human kingdom of Isodal. This send her south with a single directive: kill him. Easy enough, especially for a blood-witch whose magic compels her to kill.

Except the prince is gentle and actually terrified of her. He doesn’t want to marry Ranka; he doesn’t want to be king at all. And it’s his sister—the wickedly smart, infuriatingly beautiful Princess Aramis—who seems to be the real threat.

When witches start turning up dead, murdered by a mysterious, magical plague, Aramis makes Ranka an offer: help her develop a cure, and in return, she’ll help Ranka learn to contain her deadly magic.

Release Date: 1st November 2022

Now Is Not the Time to Panic – Kevin Wilson

New York Times bestselling author Kevin Wilson is back with a bighearted novel about two teenage misfits who spectacularly collide one fateful summer.

16 year old Frankie Budge is an aspiring writer and an offbeat loner, determined to make it through yet another sad summer in Coalfield, Tennessee. When she meets Zeke, a talented artist who has just moved into his grandmother’s unhappy house, she discovers that he’s just as lonely and awkward as Frankie is.

Romantic and creative sparks begin to fly, and when the two jointly make an unsigned poster, shot through with an enigmatic phrase, it becomes unforgettable to anyone who sees it.

The posters begin appearing everywhere, and people wonder who is behind them. Satanists, kidnappers—the rumors won’t stop, and soon the mystery has dangerous repercussions that spread far beyond the town. The art that brought Frankie and Zeke together now threatens to tear them apart.

Release Date: 8th November 2022

We Are the Light – Matthew Quick

Lucas Goodgame lives in a quaint suburb in Pennsylvania, torn apart by a recent tragedy. Everyone sees Lucas as a hero except Lucas himself. Insisting that his deceased wife, Darcy, visits him every night in the form of an angel, Lucas spends his time writing letters to his former Jungian analyst, Karl.

When Eli, an eighteen-year-old young man whom the community has ostracized, begins camping out in Lucas’s backyard, an unlikely alliance takes shape and the two embark on a journey to heal their neighbors and, more importantly, themselves.

With a book that plays on ideas of grief and the daily miracle of love, this humorous and soul-baring story celebrate the healing power of art.

Release Date: 1st November 2022

The Cloisters – Katy Hays

The Cloisters is a magical blend of genres, and a debut novel from Katy Hays. The story centers on a circle of researchers who uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters.

When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she’s assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its medieval art collection.

Desperate to escape her past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers’ more outlandish theories about the history of fortune telling. But what begins as academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future.

Release Date: 1st November 2022

The Quarry Girls – Jess Lourey

The Quarry Girls is another mystery thriller that promises to really make a splash this month, and it has already received some pretty positive praise from fans and critics alike.

The story is set in Minnesota 1977, where Heather and Brenda have a secret. Something they saw in the dark, and have decided never to tell a soul. But their vow is tested when their friend disappears—the second girl to vanish in a week. And yet the authorities are reluctant to investigate.

Heather is terrified that the missing girls are connected to what she and Brenda stumbled upon that night. Desperately searching for answers on her own, she learns that no one in her community is who they seem to be. She also knows she’s next.

Release Date: 1st November 2022

The Last Party – Clare Mackintosh

On New Year’s Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His vacation homes on Mirror Lake are a success, and he’s generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbors.

On New Year’s Day, Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects. The tiny community is her home, so the suspects are her neighbors, friends and family. If that wasn’t enough, Ffion has her own secrets to protect. With lots of lies and secrets lurking in plain sight, the question turns from who wanted Rhys dead, to who finally killed him.

This whodunit looks like a real scorcher from Clare Mackintosh and is certain to be a real page-turner!

Release Date: 8th November 2022

The Luminaries (The Luminaries, #1) – Susan Dennard

Written by Susan Dennard, the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series, The Luminaries is the latest contemporary fantasy to hit the shelves.

The setting is Hemlock Falls, and it’s not like other towns. It’s not mapped and the forest outside town might just kill you.

Winnie Wednesday wants nothing more than to join the Luminaries, the ancient order that protects Winnie’s town from the monsters and nightmares that rise in the forest every night.

Ever since her father was exposed as a witch and a traitor, Winnie and her family have been shunned. But on her sixteenth birthday, she can take the deadly Luminary hunter trials and prove herself true and loyal—and restore her family’s good name… or die trying.

Release Date: 1st November 2022

Meredith, Alone – Claire Alexander

Meredith, Alone is another chick flick that looks like the perfect book to read, curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee.

The main character is Meredith, and she has a full-time remote job, accompanied by her rescue cat Fred. Her best friend Sadie visits with her two children.  There’s her online support group, her jigsaw puzzles and favorite recipes and her beloved Emily Dickinson. Also keeping her company, however, are treacherous memories of an unstable childhood and a traumatic event that had sent her reeling.

But something’s about to change. Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world is coming to her door. Does she have the courage to overcome what’s been keeping her inside all this time?

Release Date: 1st November 2022

The Wilderwomen – Ruth Emmie Lang

The Wilderwomen marks another fantasy effort this month, in what’s looking to be a stacked month for fans of the genre. Ruth Emmie Lang helms this one and returns with a new cast of ordinary characters boasting extraordinary abilities.

The story begins 5 years ago when Nora Wilder disappeared. The older of her two daughters, Zadie, should have seen it coming, because she can literally see things coming. But not even her psychic abilities were able to prevent their mother from vanishing.

Zadie’s estranged younger sister, Finn, can’t see into the future, but she has an uncannily good memory, so good that she remembers not only her own memories, but the echoes of memories other people have left behind. On the afternoon of her graduation party, Finn is seized by an “echo” more powerful than anything she’s experienced before: a woman singing a song she recognizes, a song about a bird…

When Finn wakes up alone in an aviary with no idea of how she got there, she realizes who the memory belongs to: Nora.

Now, it’s up to Finn to convince her sister that not only is their mom still out there, but that she wants to be found.

Release Date: 15th November 2022

The Resemblance – Lauren Nossett

On a chilly November morning at the University of Georgia, a frat brother steps off a busy crosswalk and is struck dead by an oncoming car. More than a dozen witnesses all agree on two things: The driver looked identical to the victim, and he was smiling.

Detective Marlitt Kaplan is first on the scene, a UGA Professor who knows all its shameful histories, from the skull discovered under the foundations of Baldwin Hall to the hushed-up murder-suicide in Waddel. But in the course of investigating this hit-and-run, she uncovers more chilling secrets.

As the lines between Marlitt’s policework and her own past increasingly blur, Marlitt seeks to bring to justice an institution that took something precious from her many years ago.

Release Date: 8th November 2022

A Light in the Flame (Flesh and Fire #2) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, book 2 in her Flesh and Fire series looks set to really heat things up.

With the truth about Sera’s plan now out in the open, shattering the fragile trust forged between her and Nyktos, everything has changed. Surrounded by those distrustful of her, all Sera has is her duty. She will do anything to end Kolis, the false King of Gods, and his tyrannical rule of Iliseeum, thus stopping the threat he poses to the mortal realm.

Nyktos has a plan though, and as they work together, the last thing they need is the undeniable, scorching passion that continues to ignite between them.

Release Date: 15th November 2022

Two Wrongs Make a Right – Chloe Liese

Another contemporary romance pick this month comes from Chloe Liese’s latest book, Two Wrongs Make a Right, which plays out as a swoon-worthy reimagining of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

Jamie Westenberg and Bea Wilmot are our main characters, and they have nothing in common except a meet-disaster and the mutual understanding that they couldn’t be more wrong for each other. But when the people closest to them play Cupid and trick them into going on a date, Jamie and Bea realize they have something else in common after all—an undeniable need for revenge.

Soon their plan is in place: Fake date and convince the meddlers they’re madly in love. Then, break up spectacularly and dash their hopes, putting an end to the matchmaking madness once and for all. Easy right? But what if Cupid’s arrow wasn’t so off the mark? And what if two wrongs do make a right?

Release Date: 22nd November 2022

Heart of the Sun Warrior (The Celestial Kingdom Duology #2) – Sue Lynn Tan

Sue Lynn Tan’s Celestial Kingdom Duology comes to a close this month with Heart of the Sun Warrior, a book that promises to deliver an enthralling conclusion to this story dabbling in Chinese mythology and drama.

After winning her mother’s freedom from the Celestial Emperor, Xingyin thrives in the enchanting tranquility of her home. Unfortunately, her peace is threatened by the discovery of a strange magic on the moon. Unsettling changes befall the Celestial Kingdom as the emperor tightens his grip on power, and Xingyin is forced to flee once more.

While Xingyin is determined to keep clear of the rising danger, the discovery of a shocking truth spurs her into a perilous confrontation.

Release Date: 15th November 2022

The Stars Undying – Emery Robin

The Stars Undying is a a fascinating and complex novel, one that marries both science fiction and Ancient mythology into a richly detailed world. There are a lot of parallels here to both Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, and perhaps that’s hardly surprising given these two are the inspiration for the story that follows.

The plot see-saws back and forth between dual perspectives, the first comes from Princes Altagracia, who has lost everything. After a bitter civil war with her twin sister Alectelo, Gracia flees and seeks the help of a powerful and wise man who just so happens to rule most of the Swordbelt Arm; Matheus Ceirran.

The commander of the Interstellar Empire of Ceiao is accompanied by his right-hand woman Anita, who doesn’t exactly take kindly to Gracia’s unconventional approach to seeking help. However, Gracia’s ties with Ceirran ultimately entwine their fates together and as the pair play a deadly game of mental chess, trying to suss the other out, Anita waits in the wings, ever watchful – and ever vigilant.

Release Date: 8th November 2022

And there we have it, our picks for the top 20 books to check out in November 2022!

What do you think of our list? Have we included your favourites? Or have we missed any books that you’re super excited to read? We love to hear from you so do feel free to let us know in the comments below!

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