November/December 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be sharing my list of the books coming out in November/December that I’m really looking forward to reading, which I’m combining because I was only able to find one for the whole month of December that I’m interested in. Onto the post!


The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams– I stumbled across this completely by accident while scrolling on Twitter, which I guess proves it isn’t a complete waste of time. It’s about a girl named Poppy who lives in a bookshop that caters to customers from many different times and places, and it just sounds like the most magical, best thing ever. And it’s a debut, which is always exciting! Plus it has comparisons to Pages and Co, which is super cool.

The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere- imagine my surprise when I discovered literally a week before release date that one of my fave series has a new installment out in my birthday month!! I will obviously be importing it from Australia, because I have no chill whatsoever.

The Chime Seekers– I absolutely adored the Midnight Guardians by this author last winter, so I’m hoping this will be similarly wonderful and brimming with imagination, although I believe this is set in present day and isn’t historical. It’s about a boy named Yanni whose sister is stolen away by faeries, and his journey to get her back, with the help of his cousin Amy.

Explorers at Pirate Island– I’m so excited to be getting two books in this series this year, because they’re so incredibly lovely and cosy and comforting. The new cast of characters are all very interesting and I’m excited to see how the series arc will develop as well. And of course, my fingers are tightly crossed to have some cameos from the original cast, especially my beloved Beanie.

Fledgling– this is Lucy Hope’s debut, and the David Dean designed cover is ridiculously beautiful, so I can’t wait to see it in the flesh. I know it’s a fantasy and I believe it’s got a Gothic vibe and is set in a Bavarian forest, all of which sounds excellent and perfect for autumn/winter time.

The Lost Sisters of the Marsh– I’m a big fan of Lucy Strange and have been for a long time, so I’m very excited indeed to get my hands on her newest release. I don’t know a huge deal about the plot other than the fact it follows six sisters, but it’s by Lucy Strange and I would read it if it were simply a compendium of her shopping lists, because all of her books are just incredible. Also, the cover is gorgeous.

A Rush of Wings- I’m very sad this doesn’t have a UK publisher, but the US cover is gorgeous, so I’m not too upset I have to import it. I’ve adored both of Laura Weymouth’s other books, and this sounds like such a stunning fairytale retelling, so I’m really looking forward to picking it up.

You’ll be the Death of Me– this is the new Karen M McManus, whose books I sometimes love and sometimes loathe, so I’m hoping this will be one of the former. It’s about three friends who used to be close deciding to skip school and end up walking into a murder scene; it’s essentially Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with more death, and I’m lowkey here for this vibe. Especially if Karen writes a Pretty in Pink thriller down the line, I’d be so down for that.

The Winter of Second Chances– I adored Jenny’s debut adult romance last year, which had the fantastic title the Twelve Dates of Christmas and a brilliant concept, so this is pretty much just an autobuy based off of that. I literally know nothing about the plot but it’s Christmassy and a romance so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

Just Haven’t You Met You Yet– I’m going to level with you, I haven’t read this author’s first book despite owning it for months, and I’m mostly planning to read this one because I love the song that I assume has inspired the title, and also I think the concept with the suitcases is very intriguing and I want to see how it turns out!

On a Night Like This– I don’t know a great deal about this, and I’ve had a bit of a mixed experience with Lindsey Kelk’s books, but I’m planning to get this one out of the library and give it a go. It sounds like a bit of a Cinderella retelling, and I adored In Case You Missed It last year, so I’m really hoping I’ll enjoy it.


Thank you so much for reading! Which books are you most excited for that are coming out in the last few months of the year? Are there any from my list you’re planning to check out? I’d love to hear in the comments! Amy xx

Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

4 thoughts on “November/December 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read”

  1. Lots of books I’m looking forward to on your list, especially The Chime Seekers and Sisters of the Lost Marsh. I’ve read Explorers’ at Pirate Island and Fledgling and loved them both. I’ve also seen The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams which is one I definitely want to pick up.

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  2. I’ve had my eye on Twelve Dates of Christmas since last year, so it was good to see you enjoyed it! I didn’t know they had a new book coming out, so I am definitely going to look into that now!

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