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The best books to read in November 2023

If you've seen "Killers of the Flower Moon," read this next.

Turns out Jeff Kinney, creator of the bestselling kids' series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," has stellar book recommendations for adults, too.

Kinney stopped by the 3rd Hour of TODAY to share a few of the books he's reading this November. His picks include riveting nonfiction, a horror novel in time for spooky season and a celebrity memoir.

Of course, Kinney provided a book for kids, too. Get ready for some reading for all ages.

Best book to screen

Martin Scorsese's latest is based on this book about a series of murders and mysterious deaths in the Osage Nation after oil was discovered on their land in the early 1900s. David Grann spoke to in an interview about the true story. "It’s brilliant narrative non-fiction that reads like a thriller," she says.

Best funny book

"Starter Villain" by John Scalzi

"This hilarious and heart-warming tale begins with a young man inheriting his late uncle’s business -- only it happens to be the business of a supervillain, complete with volcano island lair and spy cats," Only, the dolphin sentries are unionizing, his home has been destroyed, and every other super-villain wants him dead. It’s a rollicking romp and more fun than it has any right to be! Hugely enjoyable.  

Best kids' read

"The Lost Library" by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass

A mysterious little free library turns up in a small town, creating enchantment and mysteries to be solved. The novel, prime for 8 to 12 year olds, has a set of quirky narrators including a wise ghost and a cat.

Best celebrity memoir

"Being Henry: The Fonz...and Beyond" by Henry Winkler

Get to know Henry Winkler beyond "The Fonz" in "Happy Days." The actor shares stories from his life, including growing up with dyslexia and making a career after a career-defining role early on.

Best thriller/mystery

"The Reformatory" by Tananarive Due

Acclaimed horror writer Tananarive Due sets her next novel in the Jim Crow South, where a 12-year-old boy is sentenced to attend a reform school for six months. Able to see ghosts, he learns this home has a dark history.

Best Thanksgiving book

"North Woods" by Daniel Mason

Who has inhabited this slice of New England? This sweeping novel answers that question over the course of 200 years of its history.