The Stack - November Book Haul!

A little late, but still squeaking in my haul for November - it's a good one! I've already read and enjoyed three of these...

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger was one of those books that I had added to my queue earlier in the month and got lucky with the two week checkout shelf! It's a short and powerfully interesting read.
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE books and it's the next book we're reading with my nine year old!
When Santa Fell To Earth by Cornelia Funke is also for the nine year old, as I stocked up on some holiday books for him as well as Henry and Mudge and a Very Merry Christmas for the six year old. 
I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi has been on my TBR for awhile and I'm even more excited to read it after listening to the podcast of the Seattle Public Library event she did with Lindy West. This was also a choice reads pick, so I may take advantage and keep it for a few months.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is coming to theaters next month, and although I'm not sure if I will see the movie, the buzz about the book (and author) had me curious. So far, it's beautiful stuff.
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang got a lot of hype when it first came out, but the reviews I'm seeing aren't stellar. So, we'll see...
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena was a Book of the Month selection I passed up, but was curious enough to put a hold on and IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

New digital books in the queue:
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys 
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness 
(I put both of these on hold after listening to Anne Bogel's week of children's literature podcasts, particularly this one. Both books have been on my radar, and this podcast put them over the edge for me.)
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (Brit Bennett was featured on one of my favorite Instagram accounts, Subwaybookreview, reading this book. Her description and enthusiasm for it sent me straight to my library holds.)

Still in the queue:
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry (the Book of the Month description got me curious!)
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian (a NetGalley ARC)
The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker (another NetGalley ARC, also out in January)
The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater 
Shelter: A Novel by Jung Yun
Moonburner by Claire Luana 
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa

As always, I'm interested in any thoughts/if you've read the books on this list or others I should know about!


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