November Picks!

Here's my handy list of books of what to read this November! Let me know in the comments what your favourite book to snuggle up with is.

1. Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell

"I live for you."

Eleanor stands out. She's got big red hair and dresses weirdly. Park is quiet and plain, but when kids on the school bus start to make fun of Eleanor the new girl, he stands up for her and their friendship grows.

Eleanor and Park is a typical teen romance that gives you that warm and snuggly feeling and is an easy book to devour in a day.

Buy it in the UK and the US

2. The Kissing Booth - Beth Reekles

"Screw the right thing to do. What do you want to do?"

For her school's spring carnival, Rochelle has the idea to run a kissing booth. But when Elle ends up kissing Noah, the boy she has a crush on, her whole world changes. 

Once again, this is another typical teen romance that I read a few years ago. But it makes a great book to snuggle up with.

Buy it in the UK and the US

3. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

"To really be a nerd, she decided, you have to prefer fictional worlds to the real one."

Another Rainbow Rowell made it onto this list because I just couldn't resist. Cath and Wren are twins, both moving to university together. Cath loves the Simon Snow series (almost like Harry Potter), and writes fanfiction based off it. At university, she discovers many things including love and friendships. 

Buy it in the UK and the US

4. Between the Lines - Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

"Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's any less true."

Delilah is a loner. She would much rather be reading than talking to her friends. She's obsessed with a fairytale called Between the Lines and has loved it for years. And then suddenly, one of the characters, Prince Oliver, starts speaking to her. He hates his predetermined life inside the book of constantly reenacting the same scenes over and over, and he asks Delilah to save him. 

Between the Lines is heartwarming and one of the best adventures I have ever read. Every bookworm's dream is for their favourite character out of their favourite book to come to life, and Between the Lines shows what would happen if it was a reality.

Get it in the UK and the US

5. On the Other Side - Carrie Hope Fletcher

"As individuals they were stone, but together they were glass."

At the age of 82, Evie Snow passes away, but to pass to the other side, she must get rid of everything that is weighing her down and making her soul too heavy to pass through.

On the Other Side follows Evie's journey of remembering her life including the secrets she never told anyone, and learning to let go in order to be at peace.

Get it in the UK and the US

6. How to Fall in Love - Cecelia Ahern

"Things won't change unless you change you."
I couldn't resist including a book by Cecelia Ahern on here. If I ever need a book to snuggle up with, Cecelia Ahern is my first choice. 

In How to Fall in Love, Adam is on the verge of committing suicide but then along comes Christine who promises that she will show him that his life is worth living before his 35th birthday, not knowing that it meant she only has 2 weeks. 

It's sad and warming, and a great book to binge-read.

Get it in the UK and the US

7. Me Before You - Jojo Moyes

"Push yourself. Don't settle. Just live well. Just live." 

I don't think that this really even needs much explanation since just about everyone has read it. Me Before You focuses on Louisa and Will. Louisa becomes unemployed and desperate for a job. Will is a quadriplegic and needs a carer. He has an awful personality and attitude but Louisa manages to look past that and care for him, trying to show him that his life is worth living.

If you've only watched the film, you definitely need to give the book a read. The film (as much as I love it) doesn't do it any justice.

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8. The Help - Kathryn Stockett

"Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no-one else."

Set in 1962 Mississippi, The Help focuses on three different narrators - Skeeter, Minny, and Aibileen. Skeeter is a young white woman whose mother is desperate for her to get a job so she can meet a man and get married when all Skeeter really wants to do is be a writer. Minny and Aibileen are both black maids. Minny is sassy and can't keep a job. Aibileen is devoted to the baby she looks after. Together, they all tell the story of what it's like to be a black maid.

It's an interesting read with a nice ending, and I could read it over and over without getting bored. 

Get it in the UK and the US

9. My Not So Perfect Life - Sophie Kinsella

"It's human nature to hope for impossible things."

Katie has the perfect life at a glance. She lives in London, has a great job, and visits all of the best places according to her Instagram. In reality, her job is awful, she shares a small flat and takes photos of other people's food for her Instagram to make it look like she gets to go to all of the expensive restaurants. To top it all off, she loses her job.

She moves back to her parents but doesn't want to admit that she has lost her job and doesn't have a perfect life.

My Not So Perfect Life is heartwarming and shows that even though from a glance someone can seem perfect, they have a lot more going on underneath the surface.

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10. How to Stop Time - Matt Haig

"Whenever I see someone reading a book, especially if it is someone I don't expect, I feel civilisation has become a little safer."

This will make it onto almost any list for me, I love it so much. Tom Hazard is an Alba, which means that he doesn't age like everyone else, and is a lot older than he seems. It also means that because of the amount of time he has been alive, he isn't allowed to fall in love. But Tom once broke that rule, and now he is spending his life searching for his daughter. 

This is an absolute favourite of mine (and the edition illustrated by Chris Riddell is out this month, which gives you even more reason to buy it).

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