7 Books We’re Dying To Read This Month

*adds to to-read list*

The sun is starting to peak out. And we couldn’t think of a better way to spend our long evenings then soaking up some of those rays with a good book.

Thankfully there are plenty of brilliant novels hitting shelves in the coming weeks.

Here are seven books coming out in May that we’re seriously obsessed with!

Blue Sisters by Coco Mellors

Coco Mellors shot onto the scene with her haunting debut, Cleopatra and Frankenstein. And now she is back with Blue Sisters.

This novel follows three sisters who are grappling with grief following the death of their fourth sister. The novel looks at how we deal with loss, family and hope.

Out May 23rd

Long Island by Colm Tóibín

This is the long-awaited sequel to Brooklyn. This time we meet Eilis and Tony who are living in a neighbourhood in Long Island.

Eilis still longs for home as she has not returned to Ireland in years. However, when a man arrives on her doorstep telling her that Tony has gotten his wife pregnant Eilis’ life is turned upside down. How will Eilis respond?

Out May 23rd

Hera by Jennifer Saint

When Hera, the immortal goddess and daughter of the ancient Titan Cronos, helps her brother Zeus to overthrow their tyrannical father, she dreams of ruling at his side.

As they establish their reign on Mount Olympus, Hera suspects that Zeus might be just as ruthless and cruel as the father they betrayed.

Out May 23rd

Reality Check by Vicki Notaro

Irish author and former STELLAR Magazine Editor-in-Chief breaks onto the scene with her debut novel which follows Portia Daniels, the daughter of one of America’s biggest reality stars and an iconic director, as she traverses life after her partner makes a shocking announcement.

However, it’s not just Portia whose life is in tatters her two younger sisters Vinnie and Ariel have plenty on their plates.

Out Now

Shanghailanders by Juli Min

This debut novel follows the Chen family backwards in time, from 2040 back to 2014.

It explores their secrets, their losses and the ways a family makes and remakes itself across the years. This is a detailed, intimate depiction of a city – and contemporary Chinese culture as whole.

Out Now

The Safekeep by Yael van der Wouden

This novel is an exhilarating, twisted tale of desire, suspicion, and obsession between two women staying in the same house in the Dutch countryside during the summer of 1961.

It is a powerful exploration of the legacy of World War II and the darker parts of our collective past.

Out May 28th

This Is How You Remember It by Catherine Prasifka

Irish author Catherine Prasifka is back with her second novel which explores the themes of growing up online.

This is at once a cautionary tale, a call to arms and a tender love story. It is about a life lived online, and about finding another way, when it’s all you’ve ever known.

Out Now