May is here and that means we’ve got new Free Reads for you! May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We’re celebrating with some amazing books featuring Asian characters and some beautiful books that address the topic of mental health. Not to mention Extended Excerpts of all the books coming out in May!
Every Book That You Can Read For Free on RivetedLit.com in May 2021
1. Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
A teen outcast is simultaneously swept up in a whirlwind romance and down a rabbit hole of dark family secrets when another Taiwanese family moves to her small, predominantly white midwestern town in this remarkable novel from the critically acclaimed author of American Panda.
2. From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon
Three starred reviews for this charming romantic comedy about an aspiring teen filmmaker who finds her voice and falls in love, from the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi.
3. My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong
Crazy Rich Asians meets Love & Gelato in this hilarious, quirky novel about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.
4. The Place Between Breaths by An Na
From master storyteller and Printz Award–winning author An Na comes a dark, intensely moving story of a girl desperately determined to find a cure for the illness that swept her mother away, and could possibly destroy her own life as well.
5. Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson
The critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.
6. Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder
Parker struggles to reconnect with her twin brother, Charlie—who’s recovering from cancer—as she tries to deal with her anxiety about the future in this powerful new novel.
7. Other Broken Things by C. Desir
Natalie’s not an alcoholic. She doesn’t have a problem. Everybody parties, everybody does stupid things, like getting in their car when they can barely see. Still, with six months of court-ordered AA meetings required, her days of vodka-filled water bottles are over.
1. Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone.
2. Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
In this rom-com about rom-coms, in the spirit of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, a hopeless romantic teen attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the boy next door.
3. Made in Korea by Sarah Suk
Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school.
4. Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali
In this fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever.
1. Love at First Fight by Sandhya Menon
Join Dimple and Rishi as they do an escape room in this exclusive short story from Sandhya Menon! You’ll also see how Pinky and Samir met for the first time before you can read about them in 10 Things I Hate About Pinky.
2. As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon
Will Dimple and Rishi find their happily ever after? Find out in this funny, romantic, endlessly charming e-novella sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi!
3. The Thief by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
A short story prequel to Sky Without Stars about the origins of fan-favorite character, Chatine!
4. These Precious Scars by Emily Suvada
A haunting short story prequel to the Mortal Coil series.