November 03, 2018

Recommended Books to Read this November 2018

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  • You and your bookshelves no longer have to wait as new books are set to be released this November! These are our recommended books for different genres the month of November 2018:


    Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak – Fiction

    From the author of The Book Thief comes this life-changing story of five brothers discovering family secrets following their father’s disappearance. Clay Dunbar takes it upon himself to build a bridge for his family, his sins, and in hope for a miracle. How far will he go?

    Available in National Bookstore for Php 1,259

    Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami – Historical Fiction

    The highly acclaimed author, Haruki Murakami finally releases his novel originally titled Kishidancho Goroshi in English. A Japanese portrait painter is abandoned by his wife and now resides in the home of a famous artist Tomohiko Amada in the mountains. He discovers a secret painting and uncovers a circle of mysterious circumstances.

    Available in National Bookstore for Php 1,099

    Becoming by Michelle Obama – Biography, Memoir

    From her childhood to her years as an executive and a mother, to becoming the first African-American First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama’s life is filled with meaning and accomplishment. With honesty and wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments in this intimate, inspiring, powerful biography and memoir.

    Available in National Bookstore for Php 1,535

    Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin – Fantasy, Fiction

    Set 300 years before the Song of Fire and Ice series that shook the world, Fire & Blood tells the story of the Targaryen family, the creation of the Iron Throne, and the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs. This is the first volume of the two-part history of Targaryens in Westeros, and finally, fans will have the answers to their questions.

    To be released on November 20, 2018

    Katanagatari by NisiOisiN – Historical Fiction

    Nisio Isin’s light novel is finally translated years after the series was adapted into an animated series. A masterful swordsmith, Shikizaki Kiki crafted 1000 blades but his twelve final works with their unique traits are known to be the greatest in Japan. Shichika Yasuri is hired to find the blades and begins his journey across Japan while facing great odds and deception.

    To be released on November 27, 2018

    Insurrecto by Gina Apostol – Military Fiction

    A Filipino translator and an American filmmaker collaborate in writing a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. The two women clash but also find their own truths and histories as they strive to tell the same story. Their film tells the tale of Balangiga, Samar in 1901 where Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American garrison leading the latter to create “a howling wilderness.”

    To be released on November 13, 2018

    A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne – Fiction

    The pursuit of success is a treacherous journey and yet Maurice Swift climbs to the top leaving behind a cold-blooded trail of lies and deception. He begins by befriending Erich Ackermann, a lonely older novelist who confides with him a long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice’s first novel.

    To be released on November 12, 2018

    Kakeibo: The Japanese Art to Saving Money by Fumiko Chiba – Business, Personal Finance

    The Japanese are masters of minimal living and streamlined spending. Kakeibo is a budgeting journal used to set savings goals and track spending. The journal is a guide to plan, save and ultimately, reach your goal while also letting you reflect and improve every month.

    To Kill A Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel by Harper Lee, illustrated by Fred Fordham – Graphic Novel, Fiction

    One of the most beloved and acclaimed novels is reborn in the form of a graphic novel. Lee’s story of race and class, injustice, hypocrisy, and tradition remains as important today since its publication in 1960. Bookworms and new readers will soon see the haunting tale come to life.

    Published October 30, 2018. Yet to be released in bookstores.

    Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking – Science, Biography & Memoir

    Hawking’s parting gift is his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humanity. Will we survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? are only some of the questions he addresses in the final book from one of the most renowned scientists since Einstein.

    Published October 16, 2018. Yet to be released in bookstores.

    Are there books you wished were on the list? Let us know in the comments section below!

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