You MAY or MAY not be ready for these May reads. Here’s what’s hitting shelves!
5/4: Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee – From the critically-acclaimed author of The Downstairs Girl comes the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British-Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
5/4: That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton – That Was Then, This is Now is S. E. Hinton’s moving portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart. Now in a new paperback edition!
5/11: From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn – Celebrated author Sarah Kuhn reinvents the modern fairy tale in this intensely personal yet hilarious novel of a girl whose search for a storybook ending takes her to unexpected places in both her beloved LA neighborhood and her own guarded heart.
5/11: Switch by A.S. King – A surreal and timely novel about the effects of isolation and what it means to be connected to the world from the Printz Award-winning author of Dig.
5/11: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera – In a summer bursting with queer brown dance parties, a sexy fling with a motorcycling librarian, and intense explorations of race and identity, Juliet learns what it means to come out–to the world, to her family, to herself. Now in paperback!
5/18: Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi – Fourteen-year-old Iranian-American Parvin Mohammadi sets out to win the ultimate date to homecoming in this heartfelt and outright hilarious debut.
5/18: Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan – In this YA contemporary queer romance from the author of Hot Dog Girl, an openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars.
5/18: Shipped by Meredith Tate – From the author of The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly comes a heartfelt story about rivalry, friendships, and defying preconceived notions–even the ones about yourself.
5/18: My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmerman – A razor-sharp debut about a girl struggling to rediscover her sense of self in the year after her body decided to change all the rules. Now in paperback!
5/18: We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez – A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events. Now in paperback!
5/18: Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli – Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics. But with painful revelations, incredible odds, and the very real possibility of falling at every turn, will Audrey’s determination be enough? Now in paperback!
5/25: Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston – A thought-provoking new YA space adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka.
5/25: Girls at the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson – Set in a world on the edge of an apocalyptic flood, this heart-stoppingly romantic fantasy debut is perfect for fans of Rachel Hartman and Rae Carson.