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November Reading List: Books You Missed Last Month

The hardest part of ending one book is to decide which book to start next. Well, we thought we’d make it a little easier for you by planning out your month’s reading list because we understand a reader’s plight.

Here is a list of books released last month that you probably missed but should definitely read this November.

1. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell


The Bone Clocks, like Mitchell’s previous work, comprises of six connected novellas. The story acquaints us with Holly Skyes, a 15-year-old runaway, abandoning her home in North Kent after a wrangle with her mother and a treachery by her lover. Holly is a spunky character with a superb voice; we have her in our souls as she finds the challenges of life on the run and also shocking demonstrations of consideration. In any case, her journey is just the prelude to a stunning disappearance that abandons her family unavoidably scarred. This unsolved secret will resound during each time of Holly’s life, influencing all the individuals she cherishes even the ones who are not yet conceived. A Cambridge grant kid preparing himself for riches and impact, a clashed father who feels invigorated just while reporting from Iraq, a center matured essayist grieving his outcast from the smash hit list—all have a part to play in this surreal, imperceptible war on the edges of our reality. How these lives connect and conclude with each other is what makes the story an exceptional one!

Why should I read this? The book will first try and then comfort your patience. These may sound like fancy words but they are as true your interest towards good stories!

2. Belzhar by Meg Wohlitzer

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I couldn’t see the point of getting up. I had nothing to look forward to. –Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

On the off chance that life was reasonable, Jam Gallahue would in any case be at home in New Jersey with her British sweetheart, Reeve Maxfield. She surely wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a remedial live-in school in rustic Vermont. But, here she was, signing up for a life altering and beneficial class called Special Topics in English that centred just and altogether on the works of Sylvia Plath. This riveting book by Meg Wohlitzer is about Jam who is lead by a diary writing assignment into a perplexing other world that she and her colleagues call Belzhar. It’s where she finds a domain where the untainted past is restored, and she can feel Reeve’s arms around her by and by. At the same time, as the pages of her diary start to top off, Jam must defy shrouded truths and at last choose what she’s eager to yield to recover her misfortune.

Why should I read this? The book will compel you to look at your own life as a spectator and evaluate how you are in-charge of your own life. Plus the book talks a lot about Sylvia Plath. Period.

3. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith


When 16-year-old Finn Easton was seven years of age, a dead horse that was being taken to a rendering plant fell “one hundred sideways miles” off a scaffold and arrived on Finn and his mother. The effect crushed Finn’s spirit and slaughtered his mother. His epilepsy, which he may develop out of, is a “keepsake” of the mishap, and on the off chance that he does develop out of it, he suspects he may miss the way the seizures purge the words out of his head. Finn measures the world in miles rather than minutes, in light of the fact that he accepts “separation is more paramount than time.” Julia Bishop, a Chicago transplant living with her auntie and uncle due to a decimating mystery, respects Finn’s point of view on life. But when Julia moves away, Finn is sorrowful. Feeling fretful and trapped, Finn leaves on a trip with Cade to visit their desired college in Oklahoma. At the point when a sudden mishap happens and the young men get to be farfetched saints, they detract an enlightening makeshift route from all that they arranged and figure out how to compose their own destiny.

Why should I read this? The book has a circular characteristic attached to it, the feeling of circling back to ostensibly insignificant details until the significance comes into view. The book is also an exceptional example of how one should never judge a book by its cover!

4. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix


Horrorstör is a unique book with an almost ordinary, yet intriguing story about some very evil-ish and strange happenings the Orsk Store, located somewhere in the middle of Ohio. There is a threat inside the store leaving unexplainable chaotic heaps in the mornings that the confused working staff needs to arrange with. Now, its the store mnager’s duty to get to the root of things by selecting a couple of staff members, and having them use the night to be witness to whatever is wrecking destruction in the store. The book is written in a very satirical manner and the satff memebers are stereotypred members that everyone comes across once in a while, thus making it more relatable for the audience. The suck-ups, they money minded burnouts and the left out loners, this book has it all!

Why should I read this? The story in this book is a secondary element. This book should first be read purely for the unique way it has been designed. The book has been written like an IKEA catalogue with complete order forms and retail details! This just adds to the super creepy story.

5.  Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle


From his little loft in southern California, Sean Phillips coordinates phenomenal adventures and creates a game called Trace Italian. Through this game, he directs players from far and wide through his erratically envisioned adventure filled landscape, which people explore and investigate, turn by turn, looking for haven in their moribund American life. The story follows Lance and Carrie, two high school students from Florida, who are adventure seekers and big fans of Trace Italian. When they take their play into the real world, something bad happens- something that forces Sean to look into his past and come face to face with his memories that he tried hard to wash away. The story is dark, yet beautiful and is not just a book, it is an experience.

Why should I read this? The book is like a labyrinth, where the reader will definitely find himself wandering through the memory lanes of the narrator.

Too much to read. Too little time. Time to get started!

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