10 Books That You Should Definitely Read This May

I know. You’ve seen lists like this everywhere and you’re probably, for sure going to see even more like this floating around the web. But what makes #AmReading’s book recommendation articles stand out? Well, for one, we’re not going to tell you that you “have to” read anything on this list. Consider this list not to be a traditional book suggestion article, but an online friend that’s giving you the lowdown on potential new books you may love. Without further ado, here are 10 of those titles:


1. Goodnight From London by Jennifer Robson

A new historical fiction romance is on the rise this month with Goodnight From London. Ruby Sutton is a ambitious young woman whose dreams are limitless. She decides to move to London during the hustle and bustle of the 1940s to begin anew away from her past.

Release Date: May 2nd

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2. White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another by Danielle LaPorte

LaPorte is the hilarious, kind, and encouraging girlfriend you never knew you needed. In White Hot Truth, she inspires readers to take back control over their spiritual health and growth, and to not be afraid to laugh as much as you can along the way.

Release Date: May 16th

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3. The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic

Read through Filipovic’s findings as she shares what women all around the world have told her what they truly want in life. And, turns out, it’s really not that complicated. Women want the same things that men want: happiness, or at least, as Filipovic states: “the freedom to pursue it.”

Release Date: May 2nd

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4. You Were Here by Gian Sardar

What if you were haunted endlessly by the mistakes and sins of your grandmother 70 years before you were born? This is Abby Walter’s horrid reality in Sardar’s suspenseful thriller full of danger and love triangles.

Release Date: May 16th

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6. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta

Uwiringiyimana, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, shares her extraordinary story of surviving a vicious massacre, immigrating to America, and working to overcome her pain and trauma through art and activism.

Release Date: May 16th

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7. The Dinner Party and Other Stories by Joshua Ferris

Ferris is the author of the bestselling To Rise Again at a Decent Hourand his first collection of abnormal, humorous short stories, first published in The New Yorker, has long been awaited.

Release Date: May 2nd

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8. What She Saw by Gerard Stembridge

The entire story of What She Saw takes place over the course of 24 hours which I think is a cool twist on the typical thriller/suspense novel. Filled with lavish celebrities, glamorous parties, and endless secrets, think of this one as a mature and updated version of Clue.

Release Date: May 23rd

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9. Never Summer by Tim Blaine

Never Summer is a samurai western (how cool is that?!) that takes place during mid 19th century New York. Vlad D’Agostino just arrived in the big apple from Japan and learns of a doctor who is said to hold the cure to Vlad’s terminal case of tuberculosis. A key issue here: the doctor is located all the way in the Rocky Mountains.

Release Date: May 25th

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10. In This Moment by Karma Brown

Meg Pepper is a woman with an intelligent, kind head on her shoulders. She’s a successful real-estate agent, has an adoring husband, and a well-behaved teenage daughter. Though when a tragic accident occurs on one fateful day, Meg is broken down with guilt and grief. In This Moment is a story of loss, heavy grief, and learning to accept the harsh truth that life is, essentially, out of our control.

Release Date: May 30th

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Again, these aren’t books you HAVE to read per say, though you might find yourself falling in love with more than a few of them.

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