Mark your calendars! You are going to be busy reading all of these selections coming in May. We’ve got something for everyone – from romance, suspense and fiction to smartly written feminist essays, you’ll love these May releases!
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
Rose Franklin found a mysterious giant metal hand as a child. Years later, Rose is helping the Earth Defense Corps to fend off giant robots. They managed to defend Earth but the alien giants took Rose and her crew with them. When they finally return 10 years later, Russia and America are in an intense new war.
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay
Bestselling author Roxane Gay collected stories about how women exist in today’s culture. Exploring topics from rape culture to the refugee crisis and more, this is a heartbreaking and inspiring read that will definitely make you think.
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
When Moss Jeffries’ father was killed by police, he became a rallying point for his community. Moss just wants to escape but is constantly reminded of his situation at school where years of underfunding have taken a toll, plus the resource officers treat students more like prisoners than students.
Until There Was Us by Samantha Chase
Megan has always played it safe, until she hooks up with a sexy groomsman at a wedding. Alex didn’t anticipate getting hooked on the one-night-stand from two years ago but she’s the only girl he can think about. Now that they are back in the same town, will the two find love?
The Greatest Risk by Kristen Ashley
Intense passion erupts between a woman who has something to hide and a man desperate to learn the truth. Will their passion be enough to bridge the gap or will their secrets tear them apart?
Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June
Tilly was sure her dream of being a contemporary dancer was over after an injury senior year. Then she got the offer of a lifetime to tour with a New York dance troupe for the summer. Her mother lets her go on the condition that after the summer she will give up dance and go to college in the fall. But Tilly has other plans to make her dreams a reality.
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
The May Mothers, a group of new moms all with children born in May, hang out twice a week for some adult time. When a six-week-old baby boy is taken from his crib while his mother is out, the race to find him will test marriages and friendships.
Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter
Daphne and her fiancé Heath are both extremely guarded people. When Heath begins having horrible nightmares, he convinces Daphne to go to a retreat with him to get to the root of his repressed memories. It doesn’t take long for Daphne to realize that everything is not as it seems at the secluded and mysterious retreat.
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Romy Hall is serving two consecutive life sentences in a women’s correctional facility. Life could not be more different from the outside world, where she has left her young son Jackson. Romy will do what she can to survive in her new reality.
The Replacement Wife by Britney King
Tom Anderson cares more for numbers than people, but he’s discovered one is a lonely number. He begins his search for the perfect trophy wife and finds her, only to discover that she’s got a past she has lied about. But, is it better for Tom to overlook those lies? After all, she keeps the house really clean and makes a mean lasagna.
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
Five extremely successful women costar in Goal Diggers, a reality TV show all about women moguls. Brett and Kelly are the only sisters on the show and Brett is clearly the crowd favorite. When the season ends in murder, everyone assumes a cast member did it, but who is the guilty one?
The Outsider by Stephen King
An 11-year-old boy is found dead in a park and all the evidence points to prominent citizen Terry Maitland. The case seems ironclad, but Maitland just doesn’t seem to fit the crime. Has he gotten away with the perfect crime or will evidence that is slowly unraveling prove otherwise?