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Wordsworthians November Releases: Our Best Picks

Wordsworthians November Releases: Our Best Picks

As we near Christmas, publishers are releasing their biggest and brightest titles, which means that there are some great books coming out soon.

We have curated the best recommendations for upcoming fiction, non-fiction, and children's titles.

Click the links below to navigate to the section you would like to explore. Once you've found your new favourite book, click the title to pre-order now!




The Judge's List - John Grisham - R340

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Three years after the events of The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change. Until she meets a frightened women who lives her life under a number of aliases.

Jeri Crosby's father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that has remained unsolved. But Jeri has a suspect; one whom she has stalked obsessively for two decades.

Along the way, she has discovered other victims, but proof seems impossible when her suspect is the most cunning of serial killers.

He is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law. He is a judge, in Florida - under Lacy’s jurisdiction.

He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets. They are all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. Can Lacy pursue him without becoming the next name on his list?

Jack Reacher 26: Better off Dead - Lee & Andrew Child - R330

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Jack Reacher finds a curious scene under the merciless desert sun. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman - still alive - is slumped over the wheel. 

She is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who became mixed up with some dangerous people. Most of them would rather die than betray their terrifying leader, the mysterious Dendoncker.

He rules from the shadows of their backwater town, out of sight and under the radar, keeping his dealings in the dark. He would know the fate of Fenton’s brother. 

Despite suspicions that Fenton is keeping secrets of her own, Reacher offers to help. But to bring Dendoncker down will be the riskiest job of Reacher’s life. Failure is not an option. In this kind of game, the loser is always better off dead...

Never Tell A Lie - Gail Schimmel - R299

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Mary Wilson is happy in her uncomplicated life. After a tumultuous marriage, she and her twelve-year-old son are content in their little family. Until she finds an old postcard that throws her past into question...

Mary's high school reunion offers the perfect distraction from her shocking discovery, and meeting her old classmate, April, feels like a gift.

Mary reinvigorates her quiet social life by throwing herself into the new friendship - despite barely remembering April. But as Mary is drawn deeper into April’s life, her fears increase.

Can everything be as perfect as it seems? Is her own painful past clouding her judgement? Or is Mary right to suspect that the people she trusts most are the ones with the most to hide?

The Dark Hours - Michael Connelly - R330

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LAPD Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift on New Year's Eve. Minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where a civilian has been fatally shot in the middle of a crowded street party.

All signs link the shooting to another unsolved murder. At the same time, Ballard hunts a pair of serial rapists who have been terrorizing women and leaving no trace.

Determined to solve both cases, Ballard feels like she is constantly running uphill in a police department hampered by inertia and low morale after the pandemic and recent social unrest. She will have to go outside to the one detective she can count on: Harry Bosch.

But as the two detectives work together to find out where old and new cases intersect, the brutal predators they are tracking are ready to kill to keep their secrets hidden...


My Unapologetic Diaries - Joan Collins - R355

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Dame Joan Collins' 'uncensored diaries' are often outrageous, but always intimate and funny, and mostly written in almost real time!

Many entries were recorded within ten hours of the events Joan describes. Whether it is an encounter with a member of the Royal Family, or her keen and honest insights of other celebrities at parties or dinners, Joan pulls no punches.

It has been eight years since Joan's last non-fiction book, and fans will love delving into her diaries, which are as scandalous as Andy Warhol's, and completely unapologetic.

Will - Will Smith & Mark Manson - R350

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Will Smith's transformation from a fearful child in a tense West Philadelphia home to one of the biggest rap stars of his era and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history, is an epic tale of transformation and triumph.

But it's only half the story.

He thought that he had won at life: not only was his own success unparalleled, his whole family was the pinnacle of the entertainment world.

Only they didn't see it that way: they felt like star performers in his circus, a seven-days-a-week job they hadn't signed up for.

Part memoir, part self-help book, Will is the story of how one exceptional man mastered his own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone else do the same.

The combination of genuine wisdom of universal value and a life story that is preposterously entertaining, even astonishing, puts Will the book, like its author, in a category by itself.

Get Untamed: The Journal - Glennon Doyle - R350

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In Untamed, Glennon Doyle sparked a movement that inspired women to live life as their truest selves. With Get Untamed: The Journalshe wants to help you stop striving to meet the expectations of others, and start living.

The aim is to examine the aspects of our lives that can make us feel caged and break them down, leaving us free to rebuild a life by design instead of default.

With thought-provoking exercises, quotations from Untamed, compelling illustrations, and meditative colouring pages, this stunning journal is an interactive guide to discovering and creating the truest, most beautiful lives, families, and world we can imagine.

Whether or not you have read Untamed, this journal leads you to rediscover, and begin to trust, your own inner-voice.

Brothers in Arms - James Holland - R350

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Brothers in Arms tells the story of The Sherwood Rangers, one of the great tank regiments.

From the time they landed on Gold Beach on D-Day to the end of the war, they were in the thick of the action. They were the first British unit to cross into Germany, and endured some of the fiercest fighting in Western Europe.

Through compelling eye-witness testimony and James Holland's expert analysis of the war in the West, Brothers In Arms brings to vivid life the final bloody scramble across Europe and gives the most powerful account to date of what it was really like to fight in the dying days of World War Two.


Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous - David Baddiel - R294

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Nothing extraordinary has ever happened to Billy Smith. But when a documentary crew turns up at Billy’s school to film the new TV series School Daze, everything changes.

Billy shouldn’t stand out: absolutely everything about him is ordinary. But when remixes of his boring class presentation go viral, Billy finds himself accidentally an overnight star.

With his friends Bo and Rinor by his side, his life turns into a whirlwind of red carpets, TV shows, albums and even the possibility of meeting Sunshine De Marto – the coolest girl on the planet. But as everyone knows, fame comes with a price…

Eerie-on-Sea Mystery 3: Shadowghast - Thomas Taylor - R215

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A creepy magician with a shadowy act. A legend that goes back to the dawn of time. Eerie-on-Sea just got stranger...

In the third spine-tingling Eerie-on-Sea mystery, gloomy ancient legends loom large once more. A mysterious stage magician has set up in the theatre at the end of the pier, with an act so hypnotic and strange that Herbie Lemon and his friend Violet Parma suspect dark forces are at work.

Meanwhile, folk are disappearing from Eerie-on-Sea, and no one knows why. There is an Eerie legend about a creature made of darkness that devours the shadows of the living. But could the Shadowghast really have returned?

Bad Girls Never Say Die - Jennifer Mathieu - R215

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1964. Houston, Texas.

Evie Barnes is a 'bad' girl. So are all her friends. They wear bold makeup, laugh too loud and run around with boys. Most of all, they protect their own against the world.

So when Evie is saved from being assaulted by a good girl from the right side of the tracks, everything she's always lived by and known about loyalty is called into question.

She must learn that when girls stick together it doesn't matter whether they're 'good' or 'bad'. This feminist reimagining of The Outsiders is just right for our times.

Inheritance Games 2: Hawthorne Legacy - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - R190

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After the bombshell ending of The Inheritance Games, Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions. 

As the mystery grows, Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. And threats lurk around every corner, as adversaries emerge who will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture - by any means necessary.

With nonstop action, family intrigue, swoonworthy romance, and billions of dollars hanging in the balance, The Hawthorne Legacy will thrill Jennifer Lynn Barnes fans and new readers alike.



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