Twitterature: November 2013 edition. With a sad library story and a kid's cookbook review.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman. I seriously can't believe this is the first Gaiman novel I've read (especially because I LOVED the films Stardust and Coraline based on his works). This grown-up fairy tale is a great intro if you've never read his work--it's short enough to read in an afternoon, but still gives you a taste of his amazing world-building capabilities.