May Book Releases: What to Read This Month

It’s May, which means there are plenty of new books to add to your reading list! Here are some of the most anticipated releases for this month.

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Upcoming book releases for the month of May

Here are some of the most highly anticipated books hitting shelves in May:

“The Gifted School” by Bruce Holsinger (May 7)
Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, “The Gifted School” follows a group of parents whose children have been identified as gifted. As the kids begin attending a special school for gifted students, the parents’ relationships and bonds are put to the test.

“The Immorality Engine” by Paul Di Filippo (May 14)
In this alternate history mystery set in Victorian London, Inspector Cuff and SergeantBailey team up to solve a string of murders that may be connected to a newly invented machine that can create immortal beings.

“The Perfect Mother” by Aimee Molloy (May 21)
When one of the babies in a local mothers’ group goes missing, the members of the group must grapple with their own secrets and fears as they try to find her.

Why you should read these books

If you love to read, then you’re in luck! There are some fantastic new releases coming out this May that are sure to keep you entertained. Whether you’re looking for a historical fiction novel, a heartwarming romance, or a suspenseful thriller, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Why not add one (or all) of these books to your reading list this month? You won’t be disappointed!

What genre these books belong to

Science fiction and fantasy are always popular genres, and there are some excellent new releases this month. If you’re looking for something to curl up with on a rainy day, check out one of these books.

The Black Sun by Jay Kristoff- A novel set in a future world where the sun has gone dark and humanity is struggling to survive.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill- A young girl with magical powers is raised by a witch in this fantasy novel.

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer- A historical thriller set in the 18th century, about a group of young women with supernatural powers.

What age group these books are meant for

There are a lot of great books being released this May, and we’ve got the perfect list for you, no matter what age group you’re in!

For young adults:
-The Grown-Ups by Julia Wills and Alex Ackerman
-The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

For adults:
-All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
-Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

A brief summary of the plot for each book

-The Girl Who Smiled Beads: Clemantine Wamariya
A riveting, heart-wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale that explains the unforgiving reality of what it means to be a refugee.

-Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Erica Armstrong Dunbar
The fascinating and untold story of Ona Judge, the young woman who escaped from President George Washington’s household and risked everything for her freedom.

-The World As It Is: A memoir of the Obama White House Ben Rhodes
A candid and revealing portrait of history as it was happening—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

-There There: A novel Tommy Orange
An instant classic and one of the best books of the decade.

The author of each book

This May, there are a number of new books being released that are sure to be on everyone’s radar. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most anticipated books, along with the author of each one.

-The Tatiana Trilogy by Kostya Kimlat: Kimlat is a Russian-born mentalism expert who has designed mind-reading routines for some of the world’s top magicians. In this trilogy, he turns his attention to teaching readers how to achieve the seemingly impossible.

-The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill: The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a New York Times Bestselling author’s take on a classic fairytale. When Luna is born, she is cursed by an evil witch and must be raised by humans. But as she comes of age, she discovers her true identity and must find a way to break the curse.

-Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling: J.K. Rowling returns to the wizarding world with this script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set 19 years after the events of the seventh and final book in the series. Rowling collaborates with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany on this story of Harry Potter’s son, Albus Severus Potter, as he navigates his own journey at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

According to Goodreads, here are some of the most popular books released this month and why the authors are so popular.

Which book is most anticipated

The highly anticipated book of the month is “The Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare. It is a debut novel about a fourteen-year-old girl, Adunni, who is forced into an abusive marriage and becomes a domestic servant. Dare provides an important and often overlooked perspective, that of the domestic worker. Adunni’s story is one of survival and hope, and readers are sure to be both moved and inspired.

Why you should read the most anticipated book

This year has already brought so many great reads, but we’re not slowing down—May is shaping up to be another stellar month for new book releases. Here are just a few of the most anticipated books coming out this month, perfect for summer reading.

In Why You Should Read the Most Anticipated Book, we explore some of the top titles hitting shelves this May. From literary fiction to pulse-pounding thrillers, there’s something for everyone on this list. So why should you read the most anticipated book? We’ve got four good reasons.

First, because it’s always a good idea to be in the know about the latest and greatest books. Whether you’re looking for your next beach read or want to be able to chat intelligently about the latest literary offering at your book club meeting, staying up-to-date on new releases is a great way to do it.

Second, because reading a much-anticipated book is like being let in on a secret—it feels special and exclusive. There’s nothing like that feeling of finally getting your hands on a hot new book and being one of the first people to read it.

Third, because reading acclaimed books can help broaden your perspective and challenge you to think in new ways. When a book is generating a lot of buzz, there’s usually a reason why—it’s likely that it has something important and timely to say. Reading these books can help you understand different points of view and see the world in new ways.

Finally, because reading widely acclaimed books can simply be enjoyable. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to read a book simply because it’s popular and you think you might like it—after all, that’s one of the joys of reading! If you’re looking for some enjoyable reads this May, be sure to check out our list of most anticipated books.

When each book will be released

Historical Fiction
Peninsula of Lies by E.G. Scott – May 1st
The Gown by Jennifer Robson – May 7th
The Tempest by Tony Peacham – May 14th
The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross – May 21st
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn – May 28th

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner – May 1st
Y Is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton – May 9th
Close to Home by Rachel Abbott – May 16th
Undercover by Danielle Steel – May 23rd
Rough Country by John Sandford – May 30th

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