May brings a bouquet of spring reading options, especially if you adore spending time with fellow book lovers, being immersed in tense thrills, or dreaming of summer romance. Settle into a sunshine view and enjoy a promising read from the spotlights below or broaden your choice with the expanded New Fiction in May list.
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The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick
Landing her personal hero and mega-best-selling author Essie Starling as a client, housecleaner Liv Green forms an unlikely friendship with this infamous reclusive, but when Essie suddenly dies, leaving her an astonishing last wish, Liv discovers a connection between them that changes Liv’s own life story forever.
If you are in the mood for…Feel-Good Charm
Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone
Waking up in Lisbon alone, her husband gone with no warning, no note, not answering his phone, Ariel Price, sensing something is wrong, realizes she knows so little about her new, much younger husband, and discovers just how far she’ll go when everything is on the line.
If you are in the mood for…International Intrigue
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
A luminous debut novel about a widow’s unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium-and the truths she finally uncovers about her son’s disappearance 30 years ago. For fans of A Man Called Ove.
If you are in the mood for…Poignant and Heartwarming
By the Book by Jasmine Guillory
Isabelle is completely lost. When she first began her career in publishing after college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, still living at home, and the only Black employee at her publishing house. So when she overhears her boss complaining about a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript, Isabelle sees an opportunity to prove her worth and finally get the recognition she deserves.
If you are in the mood for…A Fun Modern Take on Beauty and the Beast
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
In the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence and the execution of her father, Beatriz accepts Don Rodolfo Solorzano’s proposal of marriage and is whisked away to his remote country estate where she is faced with a malevolent presence linked to his first wife’s death.
If you are in the mood for…Gothic Chills
The Last White Rose by Alison Weir
Saved from the clutches of her uncle, the notorious Richard III, by Henry Tudor, Elizabeth of York, the oldest daughter of the late King Edward IV, becomes the first queen of the Tudor line–a blessed union that results in the unification of the warring houses of Lancaster and York.
If you are in the mood for…Sumptuous History
My Wife Is Missing by D.J. Palmer
When a woman disappears with her two children, her husband will do anything to find them – even confront the secrets of his own past.
If you are in the mood for…Twisty Suspense