Here’s what I want to read this month, May 2016:
This list does not include books I am currently reading (The Girl from Everywhere, The Lie Tree, and Sword Quest). And I KNOW THIS IS AN AMBITIOUS LIST. But I think I can do it. I feel like I can read at least half of all these books!
I was sent all of these by publishers at some time or another… Gah, I’m so behind on some of these ARCs!
- My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. Quirk Books, May 17th, 2016. Thank you, Kelsey! | Grady Hendrix is the author of Horrorstor, which I greatly enjoyed back in 2014.
- Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger. Quirk Books, June 7th, 2016. Thank you, Kelsey! | Fighting monsters with magical cocktails in Chicago. Sounds awesome!
- The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel. Pegasus, May 6th, 2016.
- The Samaritan by Mason Cross. Pegasus, February 2016. | The sequel to Mason Cross’s thriller The Killing Season, which I really enjoyed.
- The Passenger by F.R. Tallis. Pegasus, February 2016.
- The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey. Algonquin Young Readers, April 2016. | I haven’t read a good middle grade book in a while, so I hope this one surprises me!
- The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen. Katherine Tegen Books, May 10th, 2016.
- Whisper to Me by Nick Lake. Bloomsbury, May 3rd, 2016.
- The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. Thomas Dunne Books, September 2015. | For months I’ve been saying I’ll read this. Let’s see if I finally read it this month…
The April and May releases are top priority, the June releases I’d love to get to if I have time.
- Alight by Scott Sigler. Del Rey, April 2016. | The sequel to Scott Sigler’s Alive, which I had mixed feelings about. But curiosity got the better of me, and that’s why I requested Alight — and happened to get approved!
- The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig. Gallery Books, May 3rd, 2016. | The sequel to The Fire Sermon, which really surprised me. Been putting off The Map of Bones but now I need to seriously read it.
- 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen. Atheneum BFYR, May 17th, 2016.
- Frayed by Kara Terzis. Sourcebooks Fire, June 7th, 2016. | It’s Kara’s novel!
- Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman. Clarion Books, June 7th, 2016. | Karen Cushman is/was a favorite middle grade author of mine. Excited to revisit her writing after all these years!
- The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone. Little, Brown BFYR, June 7th, 2016.
- The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Roc, June 14th, 2016.
- Risuko by David Kudler. Stillpoint Digital Press, June 15th, 2016.
- And I Darken by Kiersten White. Delacorte Press, June 28th, 2016.
Graphic novels, comics, manga:
Yes, lovely readers — May will likely be another graphic novel/comics/manga-heavy month. (I have more coming in at the library, too!) I’m going to try to space out my reviews to not cause the over-saturation you saw on the blog in April.
- Black Butler, Vol. 1 by Yana Toboso.
- xxxHolic, Vol. 1 by CLAMP.
- Boxers by Gene Luen Yang. | I’ve read Gene Luen yang’s American Born Chinese, which I really liked, so I’m looking forward to this other graphic novel of his.
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean. | I loved Miss Peregrine’s the novel, so I’m excited to see how it translated into graphic novel format. I’m also excited for the movie.
- Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jacob Wyatt. | Continuing on from Vol. 1: No Normal because Kamala Khan is one teen superhero I’m interested in following!
- East of West, Vol. 2: We Are All One by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, and Frank Martin. | Vol. 1: The Promise was incredibly, if confusing. Can’t wait to read Vol. 2!
- Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, and Maarta Laiho. | Noelle Stevenson wrote Nimona, which I loved, so I’m curious to try her other series.
- The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, and Clayton Cowles. | Vol. 2: Fandemonium left off on an absolutely mean cliffhanger. I don’t love The Wicked + the Divine, but the art is so gorgeous I’m continuing with the series just because of that.
- Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.
- Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh.
What’s on your TBR for this month?
Have you read any of these books?
Comment below letting me know!