Best Books of the Month | November 2022 Starred Reviews

Starred titles reviewed in our November 2022 print issue, spanning audio, mystery and suspense, SF/fantasy, romance, and more.








Backman, Fredrik. The Winners. S. & S. Audio. 

Rinella, Steven & others. MeatEater’s Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes & More Close Calls. Books on Tape. 

Wellesley, Mary. The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts. Blackstone Audio. 


Brannigan, Ellie. Murder at an Irish Castle. Crooked Lane. 

Connelly, Michael. Desert Star. Little, Brown. 

George, Emily. A Half-Baked Murder. Kensington. 

Mackintosh, Clare. The Last Party. Sourcebooks Landmark. 

McKinlay, Jenn. Fatal Fascinator. Berkley. 

Penny, Louise. A World of Curiosities. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. 


Clark, C. L. The Faithless. Orbit. 

O’Keefe, Megan E. The Blighted Stars. Orbit. 

Pardo, Paz. The Shamshine Blind. Atria. 

Parry, H. G. The Magician’s Daughter. Redhook: Orbit.


Bailey, Tessa. Secretly Yours. Avon. 

Peckham, Scarlett. The Portrait of a Duchess. Avon. 

Shupe, Joanna. The Duke Gets Even. Avon. 


Brooks-Dalton, Lily. The Light Pirate. Grand Central. 

Cullhed, Elin. Euphoria. Canongate. 

Decos, Lissette. Ana Takes Manhattan. Forever: Grand Central.

Everett, Percival. Dr. No. Graywolf. 

Marshall, Heather. Looking for Jane. Atria. 


Hendrix, Grady. How To Sell a Haunted House. Berkley. 


Jennings, Regina. Engaging Deception. Bethany House. 


Clair, Maxine. Rattlebone. McNally Editions. 

Haushofer, Marlen. The Wall. New Directions. 

Tonks, Rosemary. The Bloater. New Directions. 


Bonneville, Hugh. Playing Under the Piano: From Downton to Darkest Peru. Other Pr. 

Bono. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. Knopf. 

Cho, Su. The Symmetry of Fish. Penguin Bks. 

Choi, Franny. The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On. Ecco: HarperCollins. 

Feil, Ken. Fearless Vulgarity: Jacqueline Susann’s Queer Comedy and Camp Authorship. Wayne State Univ. 

Gervitz, Gloria. Migrations: Poem, 1976–2020. NYRB. 

Guralnick, Peter & Colin Escott. The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll: The Illustrated Story of Sun Records and the 70 Recordings That Changed the World. Weldon Owen. p

Klawans, Stuart. Crooked, but Never Common: The Films of Preston Sturges. Columbia Univ. 


Dunlap, Tori. Financial Feminist: Overcome the Patriarchy’s Bullsh*t To Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love. Dey Street. 

Keltner, Dacher. Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life. Penguin Pr. 

Schlesinger, Jill. The Great Money Reset: Change Your Work, Change Your Wealth, Change Your Life. St. Martin’s. 

Taylor, Goldie. The Love You Save: A Memoir. Hanover Square: Harlequin. 

Thompson, Lisa. Finding Elevation: Fear and Courage on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain. Girl Friday Bks. 


Dato, Lara. Raising Adventurous Eaters: Practical Ways To Overcome Picky Eating and Food Sensory Sensitivities. New Harbinger. 

Rajan, Rekha S. The Read Aloud Factor: How To Create the Habit That Boosts Your Baby’s Brain. Parenting Pr.: Chicago Review. 


Chace, Daniella. Home Detox: Make Your Home a Healthier Place for Everyone Who Lives There. Storey. 

Hollenstein, Jenna. Intuitive Eating for Life: How Mindfulness Can Deepen and Sustain Your Intuitive Eating Practice. New Harbinger. 

Saffitz, Claire. What’s for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People. Clarkson Potter. 

Woolfson, Esther. Between Light and Storm: How We Live with Other Species. Pegasus. 


Digital Literacy: Skills & Strategies. Salem Pr.


Weber, Mary Beth & Melissa De Fino. Virtual Technical Services: A HandbookRowman & Littlefield.

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