Oh man, May is a huge month for books! School is almost out, and it’s time to plan your summer reading – you have many books competing for space in your beach bag this month! I’m actually purging some books at the moment to make some shelf space for these new lovelies.
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen – May 5, Viking. Dessen’s books make great summer reads, and this one features family drama, romance and a pizza parlor.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – May 5, Bloomsbury. If you see people talking about ACOTAR that’s this book! There’s a lot of early reviews and hype about this one, and I’m trying to tune it out so I can read with fresh eyes.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – May 12, Putnam. Another hyped book, but I’m still intrigued. It’s a romance inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert – May 19, Disney Hyperion. This book is about family, faith and baseball and sounds like a winner.
A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith – May 19, Katherine Tegen Books. Wild Awake left an impression on me and this coming-of-age about friendship, family and secrets sounds like my kind of book.
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia – May 19. Greenwillow Books. This book features an unreliable narrator and tackles mental illness, friendship and romance. I am so in love with this cover!
The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas – May 26, Philomel. I loved Freitas’ The Survival Kit and have my eye on this summer suspense novel.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – May 26, Simon & Schuster. Lara Jean’s story continues! Remember that cliffhanger in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before?
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry – May 26, Harlequin Teen. This is the first book in the Thunder Road series, and it’s about a motorcycle club. Since I binge-watched Sons of Anarchy this year I approve.
The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg – May 26, Arthur A. Levine Books. I loved Openly Straight and this road trip novel about family, faith, friendship and sexuality sounds great too.
The Ladies of Managua by Eleni N. Gage – May 5 St. Martin’s Press. This family drama is about three generations of Nicaraguan women and their complicated lives.
How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz – May 12, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This is the story of three UC Santa Cruz friends and how their lives develop over the next twenty years.
The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza – May 19, Doubleday. The editor of Glossy magazine returns from leave to find that her former assistant turned the magazine into an app. Can she compete in the digital age? Sounds fun!
Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton – May 19, Penguin InterMix. The first book in the Capital Confessions series features a scandalous relationship between a Washington D.C. intern and a Senate candidate.
What May books are you pining for?