Here are some of the most exciting (and hopefully good) books of May 2017. Add your own oooh shinies to our Goodreads list and let us know in the comments which book you look forward to reading the most!
Eliza and her Monsters
A shy and friendless girl is the secret author of a famous webcomic and comes face to face with her best fan fiction writer.
The story of a gay preacher’s son told in just one day.
Woman No. 17
A writer takes in a young artist to watch her children as she’s writing her memoir and things take a turn.
No One Can Pronounce My Name
A suburb of Cleveland where a community of Indian Americans live between Eastern and Western culture.
The Purple Swamp Hen
Essays on the struggle of modern human survival of the physical, emotional and environmental.
The Dinner Party and other Stories
Eleven stories on the modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Saying goodbye to contemporary romance heroine Lara Jean.
Based on the life of the mother of modern dance, a story of the woman and her loss behind the artist.
Collection of essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada, ‘land of ice and casual racism’.
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire.
A Court of Wings and Ruin
Sarah J. Maas
Feyre is back to her first high-lord so you can all fight again about who she should be with.
Season of Crimson Blossoms
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
An affair between 55-year-old widow Binta Zubairu and 25-year-old weed dealer Reza was bound to provoke condemnation unconservative Northern Nigeria.
Notes of a Crocodile
Coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan’s prestigious university.
Men Without Women
Seven stories of men who find themselves alone.
The Memory of Flora Banks
Flora has no short-term memory until she kisses a boy and the memory sticks.
When her childhood friend returns, Ramona gets back into swimming and starts questioning if she’s really gay.
Into the Water
A single mom turns up dead at the bottom of a river that has had more victims.
A debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between displacement and home.
A modern retelling of Othello set in a 1970’s suburban schoolyard.
A powerful trend forecaster foresees the movement against electronics and goes out to define real human interaction.
The Love Interest
A secret organization cultivates teenage spies or ‘Love Interests’ to get secrets of people destined for great power.
The Names They Gave Us
When her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters in her faith.
A beautifully written and emotionally charged coming of age story, where young love, dark secrets, and tragedy collide.
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