Let’s be honest, May has to be one of the best months of the year. The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming and it’s made all the more better by the amazing books that released in May. If you haven’t added these must-reads to your TBR, stop what you’re doing right now and jot them down. Because believe me, they are definitely worth the read.
4 Must-Read Books That Went On Sale in May 2019
1. Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju
Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens tells the story of Nima, who’s a little bit awkward and working through family issues. But when she finds herself immersed in the drag scene, filled with macho kings and magical queens, she learns how to confidently express herself and accept the love that surrounds her.
2. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
If you read When Dimple Met Rishi (or even if you haven’t) you will definitely want to read this book! There’s Something About Sweetie follows Rishi’s brother Ashish and Sweetie, a self-proclaimed fat athlete who is determined to show the world what she’s really made of. Ashish and Sweetie decide to date with something to prove – to themselves, to their families, and the world – but both may be surprised with what they find.
3. Road Tripped by Pete Hautman
Stiggy knows is that he needs to get out of Minnesota after his father’s suicide and his girlfriend ghosting him. With no phone, and a just a map of the Great River Road, he heads out in his dad’s old car. The only problem is, life on his own isn’t exactly what he expected and, soon enough, he finds himself at a crossroads: keep running from his demons, or let them hitch a ride back home with him.
4. Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson
“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”
Critically-acclaimed author, Shaun David Hutchinson accounts the story of his struggles with depression and feeling like an outsider in his community during his teens which ultimately led to an attempted suicide. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better. And his story is one of hope that everybody should read.