May 2022 Books: Here’s What’s Coming to Shelves!
We MAY have some really great reads for your shelf this May! Scroll down to see what’s about to hit shelves.
5/3: The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim – This sparkling K-drama inspired debut novel introduces irrepressibly charming teen Chloe Chang, who is reunited with her deceased father’s estranged family via a DNA test, and is soon whisked off to Seoul to join them…
5/3: The Truth About Forever and Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen – Two bestselling Sarah Dessen novels in one package! From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen, here are two books about exploring emotions, forgiving those who have wronged you, and learning to be better than you ever thought you could be.
5/10: Chasing After Knight by Heather Buchta – From Beyond the Break author Heather Buchta comes a funny, romantic novel about a girl trying to make amends with a former best friend. The thing is: healing someone else’s broken heart has its complications, especially when he’s now an A-list movie star.
5/10: 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. Now in paperback!
5/10: Living Beyond Borders edited by Margarita Longoria – Twenty stand-alone short stories, essays, poems, and more from celebrated and award-winning authors make up this YA anthology that explores the Mexican American experience. Now in paperback!
5/17: Rising Troublemaker by Luvvie Ajayi Jones – In this young readers edition of her New York Times bestseller Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie Ajayi Jones uses her honesty and humor to inspire teens to be their bravest, boldest, truest selves, in order to create a world they would be proud to live in.
5/17: Practice Girl by Estelle Laure – An emotional and empowering novel about reputation and double standards, perfect for fans of Katie Cotugno and Sarah Dessen.
5/17: Melt with You by Jennifer Dugan – From the author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl comes a sweet and salty queer YA rom-com about two girls on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck.
5/17: 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. Now in paperback!
5/24: Beauty and the Besharam by Lillie Vale – Heated competition leads to even hotter romance in this YA summer rom-com for fans of Sandhya Menon and Emma Lord!
5/24: I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn – For fans of Anna and the French Kiss and Loveboat Taipei, this effervescent debut takes readers on a journey to the place where trends are born—Seoul, Korea—where Melody Lee unwillingly moves with her family and must start a new life, a new school…and maybe a new romance.
5/24: Break This House by Candice Iloh – From Printz honoree and National Book Award Finalist Candice Iloh, a prose novel about a teenager reckoning with her family’s–and her home town’s–secrets.
5/24: Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston – A thought-provoking new YA space adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka. Now in paperback!
5/31: The Counselors by Jessica Goodman – From New York Times bestselling author Jessica Goodman comes a twisty new thriller about three best friends, one elite summer camp, and the dark secrets that lead to a body in the lake.
5/31: Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas – Two Black queer best friends face their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore in this magnetic YA debut by bestselling author of Here for It R. Eric Thomas.
5/31: Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy – An achingly honest and frequently hilarious coming-of-age novel about an Arab American trans swimmer fighting to keep their head above water in a landlocked Midwestern town.
5/31: The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons – Love, Simon meets Bend It Like Beckham in this feel-good contemporary romance about a trans athlete who must decide between fighting for his right to play and staying stealth. Now in paperback!