November Reading List

Have you read through the Harry Potter series for the third time? Are John Green novels depressing you? Is the Fifty Shades franchise fueling your hatred of men? Fortunately, the month of November is full of original and alluring literature. Below is a list of various genres to take a look at this month!

For the partisans:

Politics are always a hot topic, especially as we mourn the loss of our sweet Barack after the 2016 election. Although Barack’s right-hand man has announced that he will not run for the presidency in 2020, later this month Joe Biden will release his memoir Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose. Those that know me know that I have a slight obsession with Joe. Call me biased, but this release is everything I have been waiting for as Joe gets personal about the struggles of losing his eldest son Beau to a brain tumor, balancing his family life and also a career as Vice President of the United States.

Or my personal favorite, Keith Olbermann’s Trump is F*cking Crazy (This is not a joke). I think the title of this novel speaks for itself and is definitely worth a read. Unless you’re Donald Trump.

For the groupies:

If anyone was wondering what to get me for Christmas this year, Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks just so happens to be premiering in stores later this month. Written by Stephen Davis, this novel dives into the queen of rock ‘n’ roll’s  breakout from Fleetwood Mac, her personal affairs with men like Lindsey Buckingham and Don Henley, as well as the legacy of her life-long career and the path she paved for modern artists like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks.

Anyone who appreciates the art of rap and hip-hop has long awaited the memoir of Gucci Mane: one of the greatest comeback stories of all time. Told in his own words, Gucci Mane and Neil Martinez-Belkin venture into Gucci’s path to stardom in The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, discussing conflicts such as drug addiction, incarceration, and Gucci’s ultimate personal rebirth into a sober lifestyle after his release from prison in 2016. If you’re needing some extra motivation this month, East Atlanta Santa has your back.

For the fandoms:

There is a little something for everyone this month. Fan fiction is a great way to spark creativity as Ken Liu and J.G. Jones have demonstrated beautifully in Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Legends of Luke Skywalker. Star Wars fans like myself are nerding out over this collection of myths and tall-tales regarding the mysterious Luke Skywalker. In honor of the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this December, there are numerous Star Wars fantasy novels on stands this month! Not a Star Wars fan? There are hundreds of fan fictions debuting this month from HALO to Mad Hatters and March Hares.

For the poets:

The debut of the month: Rudy Fransisco’s poetry collection Helium. I have followed Rudy’s career as he rose to fame as an internet sensation via spoken word performances. This text has been long awaited by Rudy fans as he releases this hard copy later this month expressing a variety of topics including race, gender, love and perseverance.

Not your typical classic poetry anthology, Gabbie Hanna writes and illustrates Adultolescence. An extremely relatable selection, Hanna explores the awkward stages of becoming an adult while still feeling like a kid. Hanna is hilarious, honest, and contemplative as she searches for identity in her confessional poetry.




About the Author

Nancy Carroll is a senior at UNCC double majoring in English and Political Science. When she is off campus you can find her speculating Star Wars fan theories or hanging out with her cats. If she ever graduates, Nancy would like to join a publishing house and see the world.