The Buzziest Books of May

01 Jun 2017

May was an amazing month for book lovers with so many new releases to choose from. Across all genres, there were some spectacular books that enthralled us from cover to cover and we couldn’t put them down. While it was difficult to narrow this list down to only ten titles, here are our choices for the buzziest books of May! Happy reading!

The Buzziest Books of May


Into The Water

Paula Hawkins

Release Date: May 2, 2017

From the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train, comes a new addictive story of psychological suspense that explores the deceptiveness of emotion and memory. A single mother has been found dead at the bottom of the river. The same fate was met by a teenage girl earlier that summer. They are not the first women to be lost in these dark waters, but their deaths have dredged up long submerged secrets.

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Mark Sullivan

Release Date: May 1, 2017

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

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16th Seduction

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Release Date: May 1, 2017

Lindsay Boxer is learning to love again. After the picture-perfect world she shared with her husband, Joe, and their beautiful young daughter shattered under the weight of Joe’s double life, Lindsay is determined to put the pieces back together. But before she can welcome Joe back with open arms, their beloved hometown of San Francisco faces a threat unlike any the city–or the country–has ever seen.

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Cheater’s Regret

Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: May 23, 2017

Everything was going great for Austin Rogers. She dreamed of domestic bliss with the love of her life. But then he cheated on her. And dumped her – as if the whole thing was her fault. To help restore her sanity and maintain a little pride, she decides to get revenge… Thatch Holloway is a plastic surgeon straight our of residency, he knows he just ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. He’s not over Austin. And she’s not over him.

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Lord of Shadows

Cassandra Clare

Release Date: May 23, 2017

The sequel to the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling Lady Midnight. Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

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Gwendy’s Button Box

Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

Release Date: May 16, 2017

Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December. The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.

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Mark Dawson

Release Date: May 16, 2017

Beatrix Rose has a knack for making the British government’s problems go away. When the assassin is sent to Venezuela to track down a missing scientist, she meets a contact who knows the lay of the land: none other than John Milton. All proceeds from the sale of Phoenix go to fund breast cancer treatment.

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Theft by Finding

David Sedaris

Release Date: May 30, 2017

For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.

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Allie and Bea

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Release Date: May 23, 2017

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat—on a mission to reclaim what’s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.

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Say You’re Sorry

Melinda Leigh

Release Date: May 16, 2017

After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.

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