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November recommended reads from West Sussex Library Service

Recommended Reads for November

November’s theme is to read a prize-winning book


General Fiction

Anna Burns – Milkman

Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist

John Banville – The Sea

Julian Barnes – The Sense of An Ending

John Barry – The Secret Scripture

Paul Beatty – The Sellout

Andrea Levy – Small Island

Ian McEwan – Amsterdam

George Saunders – Lincoln in the Bardo

Marlon James – A Brief History of Seven Killings

Aravind Adiga – The White Tiger

Kate Atkinson – Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin

Kamila Shamsie – Home Fire

Kazuo Ishiguro – The Remains of the Day

Michael Ondaatje – The English Patient

Yann Martel – Life of Pi

Nadine Gordimer – The Conservationist

Salman Rushdie – Midnight’s Children

Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

Arundhati Roy – The God of Small Things

J.M. Coetzee – Disgrace

Nina Stibbe – Reasons to be Cheerful


Crime & Thrillers

Chris Whitaker – We Begin at the End

Michael Robotham – When She Was Good or Good Girl, Bad Girl

Eva Björg Ægisdóttir – The Creak on the Stairs

Yun Ko-Eun – The Disaster Tourist

Vaseem Khan – Midnight at Malabar House

Lou Berney – November Road

Trevor Wood – The Man on the Street

Hannelore Cayre – The Godmother

Abir Mukherjee – Death in the East

Casey Cep – Furious Hours

Chris Brookmyre – Fallen Angel

Elly Griffiths – The Stranger Diaries

Dov Alfon – A Long Night in Paris


Sci-fi & Fantasy

N.K. Jemisin – The Fifth Season

Fonda Lee – Jade City

Claire North – The Sudden Appearance of Hope

Tade Thompson – Rosewater

Kim Stanley Robinson – 2312

Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Time

Victor LaValle – The Changeling: a novel

Nnedi Okorafor – Who Fears Death


Teen & Young Adult Novels

Anthony McGowan – Lark

Elizabeth Acevedo – The Poet X

Ruta Sepetys – Salt to the Sea

Sarah Crossan – One

Tanya Landman – Buffalo Soldier

Kevin Brooks – The Bunker Diaries


Children’s Books

Joanne Schwartz – Town Is By The Sea

Jason Reynolds – Look Both Ways

Geraldine McCaughrean – Where the World Ends



Professor Sue Black – Written in Bone

Ben Macintyre – The Spy and the Traitor

Masha Gessen – The Future is History: How Totalitarianism reclaimed Russia

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

Evan Osnos – Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth & Faith in the New China

Patrick Radden Keefe - Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Hope Jahren – Lab Girl

Carrie Fisher – The Princess Diarist

Craig Brown – One, Two, Three, Four: The Beatles in Time


Reserve your books to collect from your local library by visiting our library catalogue, or use our free Staff Select service if you’d like us to pick out some books for you!


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