Your Ultimate May Reading List

Kick off your summer reading with the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s lineup is not to be missed. (The challenge is kicking off with Paula Hawkins’ new novel, Into the Water!) All summer long, I’ll be featuring awesome new books from fantastic authors as part of the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your summer reading list, and BookSparks has some great suggestions for May.

Your Ultimate May Reading List

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your summer reading list. BookSparks has some great suggestions for May, like Paula Hawkins' Into the Water.

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

From the Amazon: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged…

Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

From the Amazon: High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she’s going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she’s ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady’s toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady…

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

From the Amazon: When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he’s not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage…

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

From the Amazon: Two decades ago, Adam Sharp’s piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, an intelligent and strong-willed actress. They had a chance at something more―but Adam didn’t take it. Now, on the cusp of turning fifty, Adam likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub, he looks after his mother, and he does the occasional consulting job in IT. But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been. And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch…

Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson

From the Amazon: In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it’s an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined. Although most of Ruby’s new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall…

It’s Always The Husband by Michele Campbell

From the Amazon: Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver―brilliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other. But twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump…

In This Moment by Karma Brown

From the Amazon: Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. Most days she’s able to keep it all together and glide through life. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes. After school pickup one day, she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the street…just as another car comes hurtling down the road and slams into him. Meg can’t help but blame herself for her role in this horrific disaster. Full of remorse, she throws herself into helping the boy’s family as he rehabs from his injuries. But the more Meg tries to absolve herself, the more she alienates her own family—and the more she finds herself being drawn to the boy’s father…

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your summer reading list. BookSparks has some great suggestions for May, like Paula Hawkins' Into the Water.

I’m currently about half way through Into the Water, and I am loving the creepy mystery of this strange town. I can’t wait to share my thoughts on the book when I’m done reading it. Throughout the summer, I’ll be reviewing certain books from the reading challenge as well as posting tons of book pics on Instagram. Stay tuned!

What’s on your summer reading list?

P.S. Don’t miss these awesome books from last summer!

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  1. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan looks like a great book, so does Goodnight for London 🙂 Thanks for all of the great books

  2. Woman No. 17 seems like a great book! I’m looking for something new to read, so I’ll check it out 🙂 Thanks!

  3. It’s Always the Husband sounds fascinating! I hope you enjoy Hawkins new one. I wasn’t really a HUGE fan of Girl on the Train – found it too obvious, but I’m still curious about this one.


  4. You need to read Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan – it was phenomenal. I couldn’t put it down. It was a true story and they’re making it into a movie. I’m trying to get back into reading. It’s hard lately. I’ve been a care taker as of late for a family member and so I’m hoping that summer sun will drag me outside with books and more self care…so thank you for the list! I really need to read more because it pulls me into other worlds for brief respites 🙂
    And ummmm look at you gorgeous! I am so digging the new look!!!!!! YASSS GIRL YASSSS!!!