Now Read This! November 2021: Fiction Recommendations

Our Now Read This! newsletters offer suggestions for your next favorite read, from hidden gems to the latest hot pick. Available in six genres, these newsletters include:

  • a featured book of the month
  • a special event worth checking out
  • a curated selection of newly acquired and upcoming titles
  • booklists for further reading

Whether you prefer popular bestsellers or lesser-known literary fiction, your friendly BPL Reader Services Librarians have recommendations for every reader.

Answer the questions and follow the arrows in the flowchart below to get a reading recommendation from this month's Fiction A–Z newsletter. Sign up for our newsletters here.

Q1: Family ties or lifelong friendships? Family Ties ---> Q2: In America or In Africa? In America: Bewilderment by Richard Powers | In Africa: Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo | Lifelong Friendships ---> Q3: During a Pandemic or After an Officer-Involved Shooting? During a Pandemic: Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart | After an Officer-Involved Shooting: We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza.

This Month's Recommendations:


A widower pursues an unusual form of neurological therapy for his son.


A biracial British woman begins a quest to find her African father.

Our Country Friends

Eight friends. One country house. Four romances. Six months in isolation.

We Are Not Like Them

The lifelong bond between two women is indelibly altered by a tragic event