Exciting November 2022 Book Releases You Need to Check Out!

It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten excited about new book releases; instead, I’ve been reading the books on my shelves and doing a lot of rereading, which is great, but there’s a feeling you get when a brand new book is released, and you get to hold it in your hands. It’s magical!

Here are my top 15 anticipated releases for November 2022, broken down into three groups: Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult.

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Middle Grade

Looking For True by Tricia Springstubb
Release Date: November 1, 2022

Two unlikely friends bond over the love of a mistreated dog they plan to save and while doing so, they learn more about themselves and their families, learning what it means to truly belong.

The Cool Code by Deirdre Langeland
Release Date: November 8, 2022

All Zoey wants to do is fit in, so she develops an app to make her “cool.” The app gives her ridiculous advice–and then makes her so popular she forgets who her real friends are. For fans of Raina Telgemeier.

Daisy Woodworm Changes the World by Melissa Hart
Release Date: November 8, 2022

It all starts with a social studies project where Daisy helps a classmate become a YouTube fashion celebrity. This is a story about Daisy finding her voice amidst her fear of public speaking and how being happy shouldn’t be reliant on our differences.

The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar From Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty
Release Date: November 15, 2022

This fantasy story is about Esther, who is given the task of saving a town of elves who are trapped under layers of silver. In doing so, a young boy dies. However, this leads Esther to team up with friends to try and stop the clock and fix what happened. Adventure awaits!

Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston by Esme Symes-Smith
Release Date: November 8, 2022

The first in a series, this story starts with Callie, who is 12 years old and nonbinary. They feel that they don’t fit in anywhere, and despite the gender rules that stand in the way, they plan to become who they truly want to be–with some sword fights thrown in.

Young Adult

Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: November 8, 2022

Scattered Showers is a collection of love stories filled with Rowell’s masterful storytelling. But this isn’t just about girl meets boy; best friends fall in love, and a prince romances a troll. Plus, a well-loved character has his own story.

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow
Release Date: November 1, 2022

The story of Shani and May starts off with Shani running into May–literally. Shani is at college to study paleoichthyology and not think about her breakup with her ex. When she keeps getting thrown into May’s path, she’s left to wonder if she’s ready to be in a committed relationship again.

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Release Date: November 1, 2022

Adapted for young adults from its original edition published in 2013, this non-fiction book brings forth Indigenous scientist and botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer’s knowledge of how all living things provide us with gifts and lessons. It’s about listening to Earth’s oldest teachers–the plants around us.

Whiteout by Various Authors
Release Date: November 8, 2022

Just in time for the holiday season, this anthology brings forth interwoven narratives of friendship and romance, brought to you with black and LGBTQIA+ voices. This is the follow-up to Blackout, the summer romance anthology by the same award-winning authors.

House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur
Release Date: November 29, 2022

Fifteen-year-old Sara is dealing with the grief brought forth by her parent’s impending divorce. She takes a job with her family’s home renovation business to try and distract her, but the latest project seems to hold the secrets of her old life. This is the YA debut of Deeba Zargarpur, taking inspiration from her own Afghan-Uzbek heritage.


Five Survive by Holly Jackson
Release Date: November 29, 2022

This crime thriller is reminiscent of stories like And Then There Were None and Ten, with a group of friends heading out on a road trip for spring break in an RV. The RV breaks down, and soon the teens realize this was no accident. Not everyone will survive.

Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli
Release Date: November 1, 2022

This story is about one woman’s devastating and emotional journey after finding her husband after he commits suicide. She is then pulled into her Nigerian family and close group of new friends to help her deal with her loss.

The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle
Release Date: November 29, 2022

This thriller is about a blogger, Alex, whose assistant goes missing after a controversial post is published and the assistant is contacted to do damage control. Alex then digs into the history of her personal assistant, the woman who knew all about Alex’s marriage and family life. The story dives into the dark side of the digital world and will keep you guessing.

The Prisoner by B. A. Paris
Release Date: November 1, 2022

Amelie is a woman who lost her parents as a child in Paris and is now making it on her own in London. She meets a handsome rich man and is swept up into his world. But one day, she wakes up and is in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is. Why was she taken, and who took her?

And Yet: Poems by Kate Baer
Release Date: November 8, 2022

This intimate collection of poetry, Kate Baer’s second full-length collection, touches on themes of motherhood, love, loss, and friendship.

November is full of so many great new book releases that you need to check out! I know I’ll be adding these to my TBR. How about you?

What books are you most looking forward to this November? Let me know in the comments below!

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