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!


31931941Eliza and her Monsters
Francesca Zappia

A shy and friendless girl is the secret author of a famous webcomic and comes face to face with her best fan fiction writer.

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Release
Patrick Ness

The story of a gay preacher’s son told in just one day.

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Woman No. 17
Edan Lepucki

A writer takes in a young artist to watch her children as she’s writing her memoir and things take a turn.

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No One Can Pronounce My Name
Rakesh Satyal

A suburb of Cleveland where a community of Indian Americans live between Eastern and Western culture.

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The Purple Swamp Hen
Penelope Lively

Essays on the struggle of modern human survival of the physical, emotional and environmental.

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Joshua Ferris
The Dinner Party and other Stories

Eleven stories on the modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out.

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Jenny Han

Saying goodbye to contemporary romance heroine Lara Jean.

31451125Isadora
Amelia Gray

Based on the life of the mother of modern dance, a story of the woman and her loss behind the artist.

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One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None of This Will Matter
Scaachi Koul

Collection of essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada, ‘land of ice and casual racism’.

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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
Samantha Irby

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire.

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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.

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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.

 

 

31395589Notes of a Crocodile
Qiu Miaojin

Coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan’s prestigious university.

31540817Men Without Women
Haruki Murakami

Seven stories of men who find themselves alone.

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The Memory of Flora Banks
Emily Barr

Flora has no short-term memory until she kisses a boy and the memory sticks.

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Ramona Blue
Julie Murphy

When her childhood friend returns, Ramona gets back into swimming and starts questioning if she’s really gay.

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Into the Water
Paula Hawkins

A single mom turns up dead at the bottom of a river that has had more victims.

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Salt Houses
Hala Alyan

A debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between displacement and home.

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New Boy
Tracy Chevalier

A modern retelling of Othello set in a 1970’s suburban schoolyard.

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Touch
Courtney Maum

A powerful trend forecaster foresees the movement against electronics and goes out to define real human interaction.

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The Love Interest
Cale Dietrich

A secret organization cultivates teenage spies or ‘Love Interests’ to get secrets of people destined for great power.

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The Names They Gave Us
Emery Lord

When her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters in her faith.

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Sad Girls
Lang Leav

A beautifully written and emotionally charged coming of age story, where young love, dark secrets, and tragedy collide.

Buy these or any other books at Bookdepository or Bol.com and let us know what book you’re most excited for this month!

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Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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