Announcing the November 2023 LibraryReads List

By Rachel Tran | October 16 2023 | NewsLibraryReads

Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to the books selected for the November 2023 LibraryReads Top Ten List.

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For more information about the program, or to learn how to vote for your favorite upcoming books, visit And, don’t forget, voting for the December LibraryReads list ends 11/1!

Check out which December titles we’re loving.


The Mystery Guest
A Maid Novel

“When a famous author dies before he can make an important announcement about his career, Molly can’t help but insert herself into the investigation. Molly and her friend Angela work to prove the author was murdered, but solving the case is not easy. Fans of the first book in this series will not be disappointed, and the ending may mean another sequel.”—Cari Dubiel, Twinsburg Public Library, OH

NoveList read-alike: How Lucky by Will Leitch

Good Girls Don't Die

“Celia finds herself trapped in someone else’s life. Allie’s birthday trip turns into a slasher fest in a cabin in the woods. Maggie is kidnapped and made to play a dangerous dystopian maze game. All three women find themselves in situations reminiscent of their favorite horror fiction, and are fighting to survive. What is really happening, and is it possible to make it out alive? A thrilling page turner.”— Candice Machata, North Kingstown Free Library, RI

NoveList read-alike: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

A Novel

“This intimate and almost claustrophobic book follows a family on the same day in three different years: April 5th of 2019, 2020, and 2021. The story is about endings, beginnings, aging, relationships, and the impact of Covid-19. A lyrical novel, with deft prose and a focus on the internal lives of the characters. Cunningham has a gift of providing just enough detail to engage readers without weighing the prose down.”—Chad Cunningham, Monroe County Library System, NY

NoveList read-alike: Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

The Other Half

“There’s something about the sleaze hidden beneath a thick veneer of lucre that is always compelling. The posh characters here are in and out of each others’ pockets (and beds). When one winds up dead beneath a hedge, a trio of outsider detectives seek out who is responsible. The mystery is tidied up nicely, with enough hanging threads to leave readers excited for more.”—Krista Feick, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH

NoveList read-alike: The Guest List by Lucy Foley


The Good Part

Do Your Worst
Sparks fly when an occult expert and a disgraced archeologist become rivals with benefits in this steamy opposites-attract romance from "go-to author" Rosie Danan (The New York Times Book Review).

The Kingdom of Sweets
A Novel of the Nutcracker
This gloriously transportive reimagining of The Nutcracker tells the tale of twin sisters, divided by envy and magic, set against each another one fateful Christmas Eve.

Hunt on Dark Waters
Sail the magical high seas with this first book in a new sexy fantasy romance series from Katee Robert, the New York Times bestselling author of the TikTok smash-hit Neon Gods.