Books to Read: May Edition

April showers bring May books! If you are looking for a new book to read this month, look no further. From fantasy worlds to World War II, here are some great books that will keep you entertained throughout the month:

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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (Released May 1, 2018)
The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it. (Credit: Bloomsbury YA)

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What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine (Expected release May 8, 2018)

In this darkly funny, striking debut, a highly unusual young woman must venture into the woods at the edge of her home to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for millennia—an utterly original novel with all the mesmerizing power of The Tiger’s Wife, The Snow Child, and Swamplandia! (Credit: Harper)

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Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay (Released May 1, 2018)

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on. (Credit: Harper Perennial)

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The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner (Released May 1)

Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room demonstrates new levels of mastery and depth in Kushner’s work. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined. As James Wood said in The New Yorker, her fiction “succeeds because it is so full of vibrantly different stories and histories, all of them particular, all of them brilliantly alive. (Credit: Scribner)

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Lost Empress by Sergio de la Pava (Expected release May 8, 2018)

With grace, humor, and razor-sharp prose, De La Pava tackles everything from Salvador Dali, Joni Mitchell, psychiatric help, and emergency medicine to religion, the many species of love, and theoretical physics, as all these threads combine to count down to an epic conclusion. (Credit: Pantheon Books)

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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Expected release date May 15, 2018)
In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive. (Credit: Harper Teen)

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A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller (Expected release date May 8, 2018)

For fans of literary classics such as The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes a stirring new thought-provoking novel from debut author Sam Miller about a loss shrouded in mystery with twists and turns down every railway. (Credit: Katherine Tegen Books)

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Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Expected release date May 3, 2018)

Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII’s most cherished bride and mother of his only male heir. (Credit: Ballantine Books)

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje (Expected Release Date May 8, 2018)

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. (Credit: Knopf Publishing Group)

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That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam (Expected Release Date May 8, 2018)

Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us. (Credit: Ecco)

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