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7 Must-Read Books That Hit Shelves in May 2018

May 31, 2018
The Riveted Team
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There’s no shortage of great books that came out this month! Whether you’re looking for a light-hearted contemporary or a beautifully told historical fiction, we have the book for you! Make sure you add all of these May 2018 releases to your TBR!

7 Must-Read Books That Hit Shelves in May 2018

1. Tradition by Brendan Kiely

Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy branches over its brick walkways. But some traditions upheld in its hallowed halls are profoundly dangerous.

2. From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

3. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s destination wedding where she’s hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken. Then her travel plans change and suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with her brother Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan and a stolen library book titled Ireland for the Heartbroken.

4. What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

After his dad dies of suicide, Will tries to overcome his own misery by secretly helping the people around him in this exquisitely crafted story made up of one hundred chapters of one hundred words each, by award-winning and bestselling author Alison McGhee.

5. Four Letter Word by Christa Desir

Eight friends. One game. A dozen regrets. And a night that will ruin them all, in this high stakes gripping story of manipulation and innocence lost, from the author of Bleed Like Me. 

6. The Dead Enders by Erin Saldin

For fans of One of Us Is Lying, this novel set during the summer in the small tourist town of Gold Fork features four teens all sharing one secret from their past—and one explosive truth that could change everything.

7. Jazz Owls by Margarita Engle

Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way to the front lines of World War II. They are teenagers, scared, longing to feel alive before they have to face the horrors of battle. Hot jazz music spiced with cool salsa rhythms calls them to dance with the local Mexican American girls, who jitterbug all night before working all day in the canneries. Proud to do their part for the war effort, these Jazz Owl girls are happy to dance with the sailors—until the blazing summer night when racial violence leads to murder.

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