IndieReader's Best Reviewed Books of November

12/04/2017 12:49 pm ET Updated Dec 04, 2017

Thanksgiving. Done. Next up: gifts for the holidays! Here’s a head start for the readers on your list with the best reviewed books (for November) from IndieReader!

Happy shopping!

All the Women in My Family Sing
All the Women in My Family Sing

ALL THE WOMEN IN MY FAMILY SING: WOMEN WRITE THE WORLD—ESSAYS ON EQUALITY, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM edited by Deborah Santana

Genre: Anthology

IR Verdict: ALL THE WOMEN IN MY FAMILY SING is a luminous collection of women speaking their truths, and speaking them loudly.

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THE GIRL ON RUSK STREET by Penny Carlile
THE GIRL ON RUSK STREET by Penny Carlile

THE GIRL ON RUSK STREET by Penny Carlile

Genre: Young Adult

IR Verdict: Author Penny Carlile captivates the reader with a razor-sharp depiction of small town life in this heartbreaking tale of sin and remorse, love and loss.

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WHAT’S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL? by Kelly Eckert
WHAT’S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL? by Kelly Eckert

Genre: Self Help

IR Verdict: WHAT’S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL? by Harvard graduate Kelly Eckert, is an informative and comprehensive guide in the use of spirit animals to enhance one’s life.

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CLEVER CYBÈLE by Carrie Glenn
CLEVER CYBÈLE by Carrie Glenn

CLEVER CYBÈLE: The illustrated story of an apricot, as told by wonderstruck snails

Genre: Children's (Early to intermediate readers)

IR Verdict: CLEVER CYBÈLE's lovely illustrations, glittering prose, and unusual characters will make it beloved by most readers of any age.

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A FAMILY OF STRANGERS	 by Kathleen Flanagan Rollins
A FAMILY OF STRANGERS by Kathleen Flanagan Rollins

Long ago, when the world was new, some of its humans formed A FAMILY OF STRANGERS by Kathleen Flanagan Rollins

Genre: Historical Fiction

IR Verdict: Thanks to Kathleeen Flanagan Rollins’ reliance on solid research, both her characters and the world they inhabit become lively and engaging. An absorbing read.

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BESIDE STILL WATERS by Deb Pines
BESIDE STILL WATERS by Deb Pines

BESIDE STILL WATERS: A CHAUTAUQUA MURDER MYSTERY by Deb Pines

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

IR Verdict: BESIDE STILL WATERS is worth a read if only for the affectionate depiction of historic houses and camp activities, but the darkness of the plot makes a perfect juxtaposition to the bucolic loveliness.

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR by Larry Trivieri, Jr.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR by Larry Trivieri, Jr.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Nature’s Most Versatile and Powerful Remedy by Larry Trivieri, Jr.

Genre: Diet & Nutrition, Health

IR Verdict: By outlining the versatile and powerful nature of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, Larry Trivieri, Jr. adds his convincing voice to the existing chorus raising natural therapies. Worth the read for a short lesson on ACV (or to finally get that foot odor under control).

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THE FINAL RUE OF NAVEENA BLEU: ONE GIRL’S QUEST FOR GUTS AND GLORY by Pamela Hartley
THE FINAL RUE OF NAVEENA BLEU: ONE GIRL’S QUEST FOR GUTS AND GLORY by Pamela Hartley

THE FINAL RUE OF NAVEENA BLEU: ONE GIRL’S QUEST FOR GUTS AND GLORY by Pamela Hartley

Genre: Children's (Early to intermediate readers)

IR Verdict: Pamela Hartley paints a wonderful picture of a young teenager discovering her inner strength by doing battle with the outside world.

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WHAT SHE INHERITS	by Diane V. Mulligan
WHAT SHE INHERITS by Diane V. Mulligan

WHAT SHE INHERITS by Diane V. Mulligan

Genre: Chick Lit

IR Verdict: WHAT SHE INHERITS is a successful, rich read of self-discovery, and interwoven narratives keep the pace quick and ever-shifting.

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FINDING LOVE AFTER 40 by Belinda Busteed Burum
FINDING LOVE AFTER 40 by Belinda Busteed Burum

True love is obtainable at any age according to FINDING LOVE AFTER 40 by Belinda Busteed Burum

Genre: Relationships & Dating, Sexuality

IR Verdict: FINDING LOVE AFTER 40 is well-researched, logically organized, and professionally edited and offers inspiring anecdotal evidence that love is available to everyone without having to compromise values or settle for someone, merely to avoid being single.

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APOLLO DREAMS	 by Syd Gilmore
APOLLO DREAMS by Syd Gilmore

APOLLO DREAMS by Syd Gilmore

Genre: Literary Fiction

IR Verdict: Author Syd Gilmore nicely captures the social atmosphere of America after the Sixties through the innocence of Billy McBride–-a feat to be commended, a book not to be missed.

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DARK HARVEST by Chris Patchell
DARK HARVEST by Chris Patchell

DARK HARVEST by Chris Patchell

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

IR Verdict: For readers looking for an intense, emotional, action-packed adventure, who don't mind a little gory detail, DARK HARVEST is an excellent choice.

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LAST EXIT TO MONTAUK by Phillip Vega
LAST EXIT TO MONTAUK by Phillip Vega

LAST EXIT TO MONTAUK by Phillip Vega

Genre: New Adult

IR Verdict: They say you never forget your first love, and the romance recounted in LAST EXIT TO MONTAUK is one well worth remembering.

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CITY OF GODS II: THE HORSEMEN by Jonathan Maas
CITY OF GODS II: THE HORSEMEN by Jonathan Maas

Genre: Science Fiction

IR Verdict: CITY OF GODS II: THE HORSEMEN is a thoughtful and philosophical addition to the fantasy genre, and an engaging story as well.

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THE SCHOHARIE	by Diane M. Johnson
THE SCHOHARIE by Diane M. Johnson

THE SCHOHARIE by Diane M. Johnson

Genre: Horror

IR Verdict: A crisply written, creepy novel about unnatural disasters, THE SCHOHARIE offers up shocking twists and terrifying scenes that will satisfy any horror fan.

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CHARMER BOY GYPSY GIRL by Victor Harrington
CHARMER BOY GYPSY GIRL by Victor Harrington

CHARMER BOY GYPSY GIRL an epic story of love and survival by Victor Harrington

Genre: Literary Fiction

IR Verdict: Superbly written and well-researched, CHARMER BOY GYPSY GIRL is breathtaking story about the transformative power of love, even in the most insurmountable of circumstances.

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EYE OF THE MOON by Ivan Obolensky
EYE OF THE MOON by Ivan Obolensky

EYE OF THE MOON by Ivan Obolensky

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

IR Verdict: A Gothic mystery set in 1977—involving the occult, stolen treasure, family secrets, and financial sabotage—EYE OF THE MOON is sumptuous in its description of white-tie dinner parties and sexual tensions with baronesses, and sharp in its maneuvering of several secret puzzles at once.

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HOMETOWN HEROES by Clay Sigg
HOMETOWN HEROES by Clay Sigg

HOMETOWN HEROES: The Single Franchise Baseball Stars of the 20th Century by Clay Sigg

Genre: Sports

IR Verdict: HOMETOWN HEROES is a is a resounding home run of a book for all who love baseball history; a hefty, well-illustrated hardback that deserves a spot in the lineup on baseball lovers’ bookshelves.

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