10 Brilliant May 2020 Releases That Might Just Put a Spring in Your Step

By May 3, 2020New Releases

Hopefully you’re all finding time to read right now, and can concentrate on doing so. Many people are choosing old favourites and comfort reads to soothe them through the pandemic, but if you’re chomping at the bit for the new releases, then we have May’s For Reading Addicts selection for you!

Sadly Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across many industries and publishing is no different so while we’ll do our best to offer release dates, these may be subject to change.

All Adults Here – Emma Straub

4th May, 2020

In All Adults Here, Emma Straub’s unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.

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Someday in Paris – Olivia Lara

14th May, 2020

The news isn’t exactly cheery right now and I find when I can’t concentrate to read anything heavy, a nice light romance is just perfect and that’s exactly what Someday in Paris is! Guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.

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The Boy in the Red Dress – Kristin Lambert

14th May, 2020

Set in 1929, this brilliant noir crime fiction is guaranteed to take you out of this time and transport you to the Cloak and Dagger, a swinging speakeasy in the French Quarter.

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The Fascinators – Andrew Eliopulos

14th May, 2020

A magic-infused YA novel about friendship, first love, and feeling out of place that will bewitch fans of Rainbow Rowell and Maggie Stiefvater that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face this month.

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins

May 19th, 2020

Probably the biggest new release this month is the prequel to the Hunger Games, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Just a couple of weeks to go now and this one will be hitting the virtual shelves of your favourite online bookseller.

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Malorie – Josh Malerman

19th May, 2020

Did you absolutely terrify yourself half to death reading Bird Box? The novel was a global sensation and if you were one of its millions of readers, then the sequel is coming!

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The Jane Austen Society – Natalie Jenner

26th May, 2020

Recommended for fans of Jane Austen, the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and the Chilbury Ladies Choir are going to love this feel good novel, set just after World War II.

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Hideaway – Nora Roberts

26th May, 2020

How about a bit of escapism with Nora Roberts’ new novel? Set in a family ranch in Big Sur country this family saga is perfect to lose yourself in.

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Feathertide – Beth Cartwright

30th May, 2020

This modern fairytale is the perfect read for a bit of escapism, an enchanting fantasy ride that is likely to be popular with fans of The Night Circus.

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Burn – Patrick Ness

2nd June, 2020

Originally slated for a May release, Patrick Ness’ latest novel Burn is now out in early June, but already available for pre-order. In this new novel, a dragon comes to work at a country farm in the US, and this is what follows.

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We hope you find some good suggestions there and we’ll be back with more recommendations lists soon. If you want to ensure you never miss any of these, subscribe now.



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