This Month's Must-Read Books: November |

This Month's Must-Read Books: November

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Looking for a new read? We’ve rounded up the best recent releases to keep you company on your morning commute, help you relax before bedtime, or curl up with on a Sunday afternoon.


Swing Time, £15.99 (was £18.99) | Zadie Smith 

This new offering from the celebrated author of White Teeth is a musical and abundantly joyful history of a friendship between two young dancers, flitting through time and across continents, asking questions about roots, rhythm, and freedom.


Hag-Seed, £13.99 (was £16.99) | Margaret Atwood  

Part of Hogarth’s rewriting Shakespeare project, Atwood’s take on The Tempest is mischievous and truly magical – get lost in this play within a novel as reclusive theatre director Felix transforms a run-down prison into a mystical island. 


The Spy, £10.49 (was £12.99) | Paulo Coelho 

From the best-selling author of The Alchemist, comes a vibrant and vivacious dramatisation of the life of courtesan and secret agent Mata Hari. 


The Power, £12.99 | Naomi Alderman  

Set in a future where women across the world suddenly discover they have double the physical strength of a man, The Power has been described as The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid’s Tale


This Was A Man, The Clifton Chronicles, £9.99 (was £20) | Jeffery Archer  

The sweeping scale and devastating twists of this book make it a captivating finale to Archer’s internationally-acclaimed family saga, the Clifton Chronicles. A high-society tale of thwarted ambition. 


Lyrebird, £13.49 (was £16.99) | Cecelia Ahern  

Cecilia Ahern’s luxuriant prose will carry you deep into the forests of rural Ireland for an unforgettable love story. 


A Foolish Virgin, £14.99 | Ida Simons

This rediscovered Dutch classic is the study of a young Jewish girl’s lost innocence in the interwar period. With masterful restraint, Simons sets intimate domestic detail against the looming horror of the Holocaust. 


Evelyn, After: A Novel, £8.99 | Victoria Helen Stone  

Evelyn is woken in the night with the news her husband has been in a life-threatening accident – and he wasn’t alone. Jealousy and obsession threaten to shatter Evelyn’s drab suburban existence forever. 


The Whistler, £10 (was £20) | John Grisham  

Grisham’s history as a lawyer provides the inspiration for this deadly thriller of bent judges and multi-million dollar conspiracies. A master of storytelling, his novel blends enticingly ambiguous characters with biting social criticism.


Cousins, £13.49 (was £16.99) | Salley Vickers  

The effects of Will Tye’s life-changing injury ripple through three generations of his family – revealing the secrets and tragedies of every member. Speaking through the three women who love Will most, Vickers creates lyrical voices rich with reflection. 


Small Great Things, £11.99 (was £14.99) | Jodie Picoult  

The author of My Sister’s Keeper takes on racism and discrimination in a novel, making full use of her talent for placing characters in agonising moral dilemmas. 


Five on Brexit Island, £7.99 | Bruno Vincent

Exhausted by months of wearisome debate, the Five flee to Karrin Island on referendum night. A sharp satirical twist on Enid Blyton.



Here I Am, £17 (was £20) | Jonathan Safran Foer  

Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years examines the alienated identities of an American-Jewish family faced with the imminent destruction of Israel. 



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