Each of the books I read in May, organized by mood. I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!
- For when you’re craving a dark, modern fairy tale: What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine
- For historical fiction that will immerse you in a lesser known era: America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
- For a dark novel that reads like a collection of short stories: Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane
- For a collection of short stories that will sweep you away for an afternoon: Awayland by Ramona Ausbel
- For a techy adventure with a fascinating female lead: The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen
- For when you’re ready for a multi generational memoir of addiction, parenthood, institutional racism, & more: Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo
- For when you just want to laugh out loud: Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
- For a novel that so expertly describes the experience of a doctor’s office waiting room: Disoriental by Négar Djavadi
- For a chance to live as that rule-breaking teenager you never truly were: Marlena by Julie Buntin
- For a steamy (& well-written) love triangle in the foreign world of New Guinea in the 1930s: Euphoria by Lily King
- For a magical world so beautiful it will make your heart hurt when the book is over: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Thank you to the following publishers for gifting me copies of the books noted. As always, all thoughts and images are my own. Thank you to Harper Books (What Should Be Wild), Viking Books (America is Not the Heart), Gallery Books (Sorority), DoubleDay Books (The Glitch), A.A. Knopf (Air Traffic), MCD x FSG (Look Alive Out There), and Europa Editions (Disoriental).