10 Books to look forward to coming out this May

May has tons of incredible books to look forward to, so here are my top ten picks of books to definitely check out this month.

Off the record – Camryn Garrett

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Teen journalist, Josie Wright, wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine and gets to jet off on a multi-city tour meeting ton of celebrities. Soon swept up in this incredible world – Josie soon finds she’s in over her head when a young actress lets her in on in a secret.

One woman’s account leads to multiple more and Josie wants to expose the man responsible, but she’s afraid to speak up on account of others in case it ruins her career before it even begins.

This book is the perfect book to learn more about the #metoo movement and is bound to be an incredibly moving story that I can’t wait to read as an inspiring journalist.

People we meet on vacation – Emily Henry

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Poppy and Alex have been best friends for years, taking a vacation together every summer. However, two years ago they ruined everything and haven’t spoken since. Poppy realises she hasn’t been truly happy since and persuades Alex to one last vacation together to try and fix things. Now she has a week to fix their relationship and will have to face a big truth in order to do so.

From the same author of Beach Read – this is bound to be a great adult romance story that many people are looking forward to picking up.

Heartstopper: Volume four

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The much-loved LGBTQ+ graphic novel series is back as we follow Charlie and Nick once again as we go through the themes of love, friendship and mental illness.

Charlie and Nick’s feelings are progressing, but with Nick worrying about coming out to his Dad and the fact Charlie may have an eating disorder – they are about to learn a lot about what love truly means.

The ones we’re meant to find: Joan He

The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He
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This book has been described as We were liars meets Black Mirror and Studio Ghibli.

Cee has been trapped on an abandoned island for three years with no recollection of how she arrived or anything from her past – all she knows is that she has a sister called Kay.

16-year-old Kasey has begun to lost hope that her sister is still out there but now she must decide whether to use science to help humanity and to hopefully recover the tracks of her sister.

Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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From the author of Daisy Jones and The Six and The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo this is sure to be incredible.

It is the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party in 1983 and everyone wants to be around the three siblings whose father was the legendary singer Mick Riva. But everyone seems to have a secret and by midnight the party will be completely out of control.

And by morning – the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames.

May the best man win – Z.R. Ellor

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Jeremy, cheer captain and student body president won’t let coming out as a transgender boy ruin his senior year, instead he decides to make some news by challenging the all-star Lucas for Homecoming King – who also happens to be his ex-boyfriend.

Lucas is trying to find order in his life after the death of his brother and his break-up – but when Jeremy threatens to steal his crown – Lucas plans his sabotage.

Shipped – Meredith Tate

Shipped by Meredith Tate
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Stella Greene and Wesley Clarke have always rivalled for being the top student and who can pull the best prank or snide comment. But it turns out they have a lot more in common as they are online friends who love the same sci-fi show. When they decide to meet up at SciCon this year – little do they know that they actually know each other.

For fans of Geekerella and You’ve got mail – this is bound to a fun read.

Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir

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Ryland Grace has just woken up a million miles away in Space. From no memories and all his cremates being dead – Ryland is the last survivor on a desperate mission to save earth and humanity – he just doesn’t know that yet.

This sci-if book filled with discovery and survival is bound to be a thrilling and eventful ride.

Counting Down with You – Tashie Bhuiyan

Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan
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Karina Ahmed planed to go through school following her parent’s rule. But when they go away for four weeks, one simple lie unravels everything for Karina. Tutoring the school’s resident bad boy was already breaking her parents’ rules but now pretending to date him was way too far.

Now she has 28 days to decide what to do and if she wants to go back to how her life was before her parents went on holiday.

A fake dating and bad boy trope-filled book is sure to get your heart racing and this sounds incredible.

Luck of the Titanic – Stacey Lee

Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee
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Valora Luck has quit her job and smuggled herself aboard the Titanic in hopes to reunite with her twin brother and to convince a part-owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus to take the twins as acrobats.

Val manages to find Jamie, but it is unclear if Jamie’s wants the life Val talks off and after the supposedly unsinkable ship is dealt with a fatal blow – Val and her companions must race to survive.

This historical fiction interlinked with the heart-breaking tragedy of the Titanic is bound to be a life-changing and upsetting book that is must read.

By Scarlett Acres

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