For Your Consideration: May 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite May titles for the May 2021 LibraryReads list!

Votes due April 1!

ARIADNE by Jennifer Saint
ISBN 9781250773586, on sale 5/4/21

“Saint’s enchanting debut retells the myth of the minotaur through the eyes of Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete… Saint expertly highlights how often the women of this world pay the price for the actions of the men around them. Lovers of mythology should snap this up.”–Publishers Weekly

THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie Carter
ISBN 9781250790330, on sale 5/25/21

“Delta Dawn photographs the children’s parties of rich New Yorkers, wiping away tears and sneers with her deft edits. When she photographs little Natalie’s party, she decides that she wants to be part of the glamour. Soon she’s babysitting for Natalie, then insinuating herself into the family until finally realizing that she and Natalie’s mother might have a common cause.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THIEF OF SOULS: An Inspector Lu Fei Mystery by Brian Klingborg
ISBN 9781250779052, on sale 5/4/21

“A maverick Chinese police detective hunts a twisted serial killer… Klingborg’s twisty, tense police procedural seems poised to kick off a series.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE SECRET BRIDESMAID by Katy Birchall
ISBN 9781250795793, on sale 5/4/21

Matrimony meets mayhem in a modern British romcom about a young woman charged with pulling off the biggest aristocratic wedding of the year––and the misadventures that ensue.

SORROWLAND by Rivers Solomon
ISBN 9780374266776, on sale 5/4/21

“As in their debut, AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS, Solomon often packs so much into each image that the result can be overwhelming. They display a maturing control of their craft, employing a breathtaking range of reference that will enable any reader, from horror geek to Derridean academic, to engage with this thrilling tale. This is a tour de force.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz
ISBN 9781250790767, on sale 5/11/21

“Deep character development, an impressively thick tapestry of intertwining story lines, and a candid glimpse into the publishing business make this a page-turner of the highest order. Korelitz deserves acclaim for her own perfect plot.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

A PECULIAR COMBINATION: An Electra McDonnell Novel by Ashley Weaver
ISBN 9781250780485, on sale 5/11/21

“Louisiana librarian Weaver takes a detour from her beloved Amory Ames series to introduce Electra McDonnell, who breaks into safes with locksmith uncle Mick to make ends meet in World War II England. Caught in the act, they’re spared arrest by Major Ramsey if Ellie agrees to safe-crack her way to liberating some blueprints needed for the British war effort before they’re handed to a German spy.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

MADAM by Phoebe Wynne
ISBN 9781250272041, on sale 5/18/21

“At an exclusive girls school high on the Scottish cliffs, the new head of the classics department, 26-year-old Rose Christie, quickly discovers an uncomfortable disjunction between her progressive beliefs and mission to educate her students for the future and the darkly, starkly traditional culture that prevails. Then she starts wondering why her predecessor left so suddenly.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE BLACKTONGUE THIEF by Christopher Buehlman
ISBN 9781250621191, on sale 5/25/21

“Packed full of magic, mayhem, and mischief, Buehlman’s world and characters are artfully rendered, though the trust between Galva and Kinch develops unbelievably quickly given their first meeting. Still, this dense series launch is sure to win the author new fans.”–Publishers Weekly

LOVE AND FURY: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft by Samantha Silva
ISBN 9781250159113, on sale 5/25/21

From the acclaimed author of MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL, a richly-imagined reckoning with the life of another cherished literary legend: Mary Wollstonecraft–arguably the world’s first feminist.

THE NEWCOMER by Mary Kay Andrews
ISBN 9781250256966, on sale 5/4/21

“The good news: Letty Carnahan has just made it to the Murmuring Surf on Florida’s Gulf with her four-year-old niece, Maya, and has managed to secure a room there and even a job. The bad news: She’s on the run, having found Maya’s mother murdered and suspecting Maya’s father of the deed.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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