New Books Releasing in May 2018
That Kind of Mother: A Novel by Rumaan Alam
If you liked Female Persuasion (April Book Release), you should add this one to your list!
Medieval Historical Fiction
Fatal Throne by M. T. Anderson, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, Deborah Hopkinson.
This book caught our eye because of its different take on the wives of King Henry VIII. Yes, many-a-historical-fiction-book has been written about this man and the many wives he had. But this book tells the story of the wives from ‘their own perspectives’, each wife having their story written by individual authors. It’s an interesting idea, and we’re excited to see how it plays out.
Literary Fiction & War
A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers
This book promises to be a powerful look at the experiences of living in the south, spanning the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.
The President’s Gardens Muhsin Al-Ramli (Author), Luke Leafgren (Translator)
We’re excited to read this book that takes a look at Iraq, and the state of the country after during the Iraq-Iran War and American invasion. We’re looking forward to what we hope will be a perspective that will be very different from what Americans have been exposed to on the news throughout the conflict.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine
This book, about a cursed child who lives trapped in a house on the edge of a wood until her father goes missing, seems dark and beautiful and interesting.
Only Human (The Themis Files) by Sylvain Neuvel
We’re excited for the third book in the Themis Files series!
Biographies & Memoirs
We’re looking forward to hearing more from this Parks and Rec star to add to our list of strong female memoirs. Who else is hoping this comes out on audiobook?
The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life by Richard Russo
Russo is a Pulitzer Prize winner and this is his first collection of personal essays on a broad range of subjects, from a commencement speech to Mark Twain.
Planning to pick up a new release in May? Let us know which ones you’re adding to your TBR pile!