November Book Recommendations

Have room for one more on your “To Be Read” book pile or audiobook playlist? Check out these seasonal reading recommendations and fun facts about books.

November Book Recommendations

November 2022 Book Recommendations: Cozy Fiction& Mysteries


It’s November and a chill is in the air—Curl up with a blanket, a warm drink, and one of our favorite new cozy reads.—Sarah Borgnis-Tobin, Board Member at The Estuary and Head of Outreach & Adult Programs at Henry Carter Hull Library

Sugar and Salt, Susan Wiggs - In a contemporary tale of friendship, challenges, forgiveness, and love set in San Francisco, a budding entrepreneur opening her dream restaurant meets the handsome bakery owner next door. Shared interests—and attraction, bring the two together despite obvious differences. Is this happily ever after or too good to be true? Recommended for fans of Susan Mallery and Fiona Davis.

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Silvia Moreno-Garcia - In this vivid reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau, Carlota Moreau attempts to piece together the dazzling and sometimes dark secrets of her father in nineteenth-century Mexico. When a charming yet mysterious stranger appears, it sets a series of unexpected—and unbelievable events in motion. Recommended for fans of David Ellis and Martha Wells.

The Best Is Yet to Come, Debbie Macomber - Looking for a fresh start, the newest resident of Oceanside, WA settles in quickly to her cozy new neighborhood, but can’t shake the feeling that something is missing. When she decides to volunteer at the local pet shelter, she begins to form a special bond. Recommended for fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Danielle Steel.   

The Woman in the Library, Sulari Gentill - When sudden tragedy strikes at Boston’s Public Library, four strangers strike up a conversation in the wake of the lockdown. As friendship blooms, the four are faced with challenges that test their bond in unexpected ways. What do they share in common, and what do they hide? Recommended for fans of Jodi Picoult and Louise Penny.

The Roughest Draft, Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegmund-Broka - Breaking up is hard to do, especially when you’re juggling publishing deadlines and a blooming literary career. Two amorous co-writers who once called it quits are forced to reunite over a last-minute project—That happens to be a romance novel. Will this second draft have a more passionate ending? Recommended for fans of Lori Foster and Alexis Hall.

A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting, Sophie Irwin - Fans of Bridgerton will be swept off their feet by this regency tale set in England’s London season. A young debutant in search of the means to save her family from ruin employs her wit and cunning as she hunts for a husband amongst the fierce and unfamiliar competition. Recommended for fans of Naomi Krupitsky and Hannah Kent.


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