As Justin Timberlake once said, “it’s gonna be May.” And this May, we’ve got a whole lineup of amazing books that you NEED to put on your TBR as soon as humanly possible. Read on for our upcoming May reads!
5/2: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr: Memento meets Everything, Everything in this breathtaking page-turner about a girl with no short-term memory and her remarkable journey, against all odds, to find the one boy able to penetrate her fractured mind.
5/2: And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz: 13 Little Blue Envelopes meets Gilmore Girls in this fun, funny, and bittersweet summer adventure from Observer writer and the hilarious voice behind @GuyInYourMFA, Dana Schwartz.
5/2: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston: From #1 New York Times bestselling author E.K. Johnston, comes a brave and unforgettable story that will inspire readers to rethink how we treat survivors. Now in paperback!
5/2: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee: From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity. Now in paperback!
5/9: Girling Up by Mayim Bialik: Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls.
5/9: Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana: Another Earth meets Perks of Being a Wallflower in this thoughtful, mesemerizing debut about the discovery of a mirror planet to Earth and how it dramatically changes the course of one Indian-American girl’s junior year. Now in paperback!
5/16: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.
5/16: A Million Junes by Emily Henry: Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry’s brilliant novel about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.
5/23: Dove Alight by Karen Bao: The action-packed finale of the explosive sci-fi series, Dove Exiled, for fans of Ender’s Game and Star Wars.
5/23: The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby: Project Runway meets I’ll Give You the Sun in the story of a girl, a boy, and the fashion competition that could change both of their lives.
5/23: The Last Star by Rick Yancey: The highly-anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling 5th Wave series. In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human. Now in paperback!
5/30: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel: Funny, warm, and moving, Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index is a contemporary YA novel about loss, how deeply we can know others, and making our own happiness.
Did you miss these books that came out in April?