November 2017 Releases On My Radar

The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir by Jenifer Lewis (ABC’s Blackish) releases this month and honestly, it’s the only November book release that matters to me. But if I must mention others…let’s see…let’s see…if you haven’t yet read the work of Jasmine Warga, make it a point to do so as soon as you can. Her books are so beautiful and I can’t wait to hear how much you love them when you’re finished. I’m also anticipating new words from Tahereh Mafi, Marissa Meyer, and Erin Bowman this month as well as an incredibly powerful memoir from Nadia Murad, a really inspiring nonfiction by Joy Mangano (yep, the Joy that Jennifer Lawrence played in Joy), and Pete Souza’s collection of photographs of President Barack Obama.

As for movies, I’m most anticipating A Bad Moms Christmas and Thor: Ragnarok. Let It Snow is supposed to release this month but there has been radio silence surrounding the book to movie adaptation ever since the movie deal was announced so I honestly have no clue what’s happening with that movie.

When it comes to TV, the return of Life in Pieces is finally, I repeat, FINALLY here. This is one of my favorite comedies on TV so I have been itching for more and I am so glad the time has finally come. Oh man, I missed this show. Hiatus is a REAL struggle when this show takes its break. But it’s back soon so yay! Hulu drops the entire first season of Future Man starring Josh Hutcherson in two weeks. Hulu also welcomes in the highly anticipated Marvel’s Runaways. And the second season of Glitch comes to Netflix, does anybody watch this show? Finally, a must watch is I Am Elizabeth Smart on A&E/Lifetime with Smart has been working on for some time now.

What are you anticipating this month?

November 1, 2017
Movies in Theaters
A Bad Moms Christmas

November 2, 2017
Almost Midnight: Two Short Stories by Rainbow Rowell by Rainbow Rowell

Movies in Theaters
Thor: Ragnarok

November 7, 2017
* Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Now Is Everything by Amy Giles
Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga
The November Girl by Lydia Kang
Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs by Pete Souza
Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan
The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
The Speaker by Traci Chee
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
Jade City by Fonda Lee
Follow Me by Sara Shepard
Nightfall by Shannon Messenger
The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad
Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave Creative Life by Joy Mangano

TV on Blu-ray/DVD
Westworld: The Complete First Season
Family Guy: Season 15
* The Crown: The Complete First Season

Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
* The Glass Castle
* Your Name.

November 14, 2017
* Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Into the Black by Ava Jae
Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda
Flashtide by Jenny Moyer
Artemis by Andy Weir
The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir by Jenifer Lewis
Higher Is Waiting: Passages of Inspiration by Tyler Perry
T Is for Transformation: A 7-Step Program for Digging Deeper, Feeling Stronger, and Living Smart by Shaun T.
* Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything by Aly Raisman

TV on Blu-ray/DVD
Doctor Who: The Complete 10th Series
* HISTORY’s Hamilton: Building America
C.S.I.: Miami: The Complete Series
24: Legacy
7th Heaven: The Complete Series

Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
* Atomic Blonde

November 17, 2017
Movies in Theaters
Justice League
The Breadwinner

November 21, 2017
Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson
Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

TV on Blu-ray/DVD
The Librarians: Season 3

November 22, 2017
Eternal Empire, Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna

Movies in Theaters
Let It Snow
Darkest Hour

November 28, 2017
* The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

TV on Blu-ray/DVD
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

TV Premiere Dates On My Radar

Note: Like above, the titles listed below are only of shows that I enjoy or am looking forward to checking out (new series are in CAPS), it’s not a definitive list of all of the premieres this month.

9pm Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography (A&E, November 12-13)

9pm Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography (A&E, November 12-13)

Midnight PT FUTURE MAN (Hulu, Entire Season 1 Premieres November 14), MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS (Hulu, November 21), Glitch (Netflix, November 28)

9pm Mom (CBS, Premiere November 2)
9:30pm Life in Pieces (CBS, Premiere November 2)
10pm S.W.A.T. (CBS, Series Premiere November 2)

8pm I Am Elizabeth Smart (A&E/Lifetime, November 18)

What are you looking forward to this month?