New Releases to Read in May (Based on Your Sign)

I love reviewing but these zodiac recs are, without question, my favorite posts to make. And of course I included a few extra books for the Tauruses among us! Enjoy your season!

Aries: Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee

The richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British-Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill fated maiden voyage.

Why Aries? Aries are highly ambitious and prone to taking risks in the pursuit of lofty goals.

πŸ“œ Historical Fiction
🌱 Character Growth
😭 Emotional
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³  British-Chinese Rep
Pub date: May 4, 2021

Taurus: Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield

Pub Date: May 4, 2021

Tilla spends the summer on her father’s home island of Jamaica where, as a hurricane bears down around them, she will confront more than their complex relationship.

Why Taurus? The backbone of the Taurus is emotional fortitude, endurance and steadfast dedication.

βœ’οΈ Debut Author
πŸ‡―πŸ‡² Jamaican-Canadian Rep
πŸŽ‚ Coming of Age
πŸ“– YA Fiction

Read my review of Hurricane Season.

Gemini: Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

In 1970’s Baltimore, shy and quiet Mary Jane is caught between her strait-laced upbringing and the progressive family she spends the summer working for (and their rock star house guests.)

Why Gemini? Geminis are intelligent, observant and want to know everything about everyone.

πŸŽ‚ Coming of Age
πŸƒ Easy Reading
β˜€οΈ Summer Read
πŸ“œ Historical Fiction
Pub date: May 11 2021

Cancer: Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

Pub date: May 4, 2021

Vern flees to the woods with her unborn child, desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised. To save them, her body grows wracked by powerful and nonhuman changes that she can’t explain.

Why Cancer? Cancers are deeply loyal and known to protect their loved ones at any cost. 

πŸ’œ Intersex MC
🌱 Character Growth
πŸ’€ Dark Content
πŸͺ„ Magical Realism

Leo: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

BFF’s Kat and Stevie have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They’ll see a play, eat at the city’s hottest restaurant, and have the best night ever. What could go wrong?

Why Leo? Leos are social butterflies who delight in bringing the life to any party.

⏲️ Fast Paced
πŸ’ž Young Love
πŸ‘οΈ Multiple POV
πŸƒ Easy Reading
Pub Date: May 4, 2021

Virgo: The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake

Pub date: May 4, 2021

When Nora Beady makes a discovery that could change medicine forever she must choose to either let the men around her take credit for her work or face the consequences of letting the world see her for who she is.

Why Virgo? Virgos, while typically cautious by nature, are unafraid of standing up for themselves or others.

πŸ’‘ Inspirational
🩺 Well Researched
πŸ’₯ Dramatic Ending
πŸ“œ Historical Fiction

Libra: The Guncle by Steven Rowley

A warm and funny novel about a gay ex-sitcom-star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer.

Why Libra? Libras are naturally charming and highly sensitive to the needs and feelings of others.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Queer MC
🌳 Family Focused
πŸƒ Easy Reading
πŸ’” Grief and Love

Read my review of The Guncle.

Pub date: May 25, 2021

Scorpio: The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Pub date: May 25, 2021

A genre bending, time twisting alternative history that asks whether it’s worth changing the past to save the future, even if it costs you everyone you’ve ever loved.

Why Scorpio? Scorpios are fearlessly curious and willing to make sacrifices in their pursuit of the truth.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Queer MC’s
🌏 Bi-Racial Rep
πŸ›Έ Sci-Fi/Fantasy
πŸ“œ Historical Fiction

Sagittarius: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Izzy Tanaka travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself.

Why Sagittarius? Sags are problem-solvers who bring their head and their heart into every situation.

🌳 Family Focused
🌼 Self Discovery
πŸ‘‘ Royal Romance
πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Japanese-American Rep
Pub date: May 18, 2021

Capricorn: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Pub date: May 4, 2021

When a nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex) dies moments after a fight with her, Lila Macapagal’s life turns into a real-life murder mystery drama.

Why Capricorn? Capricorns have sharp minds and are adept at problem solving, puzzles and sleuthing.

πŸƒ Easy Reading
πŸ”Ž Cozy Mystery
πŸ“š First in Series
πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ Filipino-American Rep

Aquarius: We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker

When Val and Julie’s son David comes home one day asking for a Pilot, a new brain implant to help with school, they reluctantly agree. But how do you stop a technology once it’s everywhere? 

Why Aquarius? Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet that governs innovation and technology.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Queer Rep
πŸ’­ Speculative Fiction
πŸ‘οΈ Multiple POV
🌳 Family Focused

Read my review of We Are Satellites.

Pub date: May 11, 2021

Pisces: Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass

Pub date: May 11, 2021

Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Where the Rhythm Takes You is a romantic, mesmerizing novel of first love and second chances. 

Why Pisces? Pisces are emotionally intuitive and crave deep connection more than just about anyone.

πŸ•―οΈ Slow Burn
🌱 Character Growth
🎀 Own Voices
πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ή Trinbagonian Rep

bonus taurus recs

A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver

Set in England during World War II, A Peculiar Combination is a delightful mystery filled with spies, murder, romance, and Weaver’s signature wit.

πŸ”Ž Cozy Mystery
πŸ“š First in Series
πŸ•―οΈ Slow Burn
πŸ“œ Historical Fiction

Read my review of A Peculiar Combination

Pub date: May 25, 2021

Pub date: May 4, 2021

Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

An orphan of the corporate war, Mallory works at a company streaming the popular VR war game, only to find out that the grown celebrity operatives in the game are actually stolen children like her.

πŸ’œ Nomance
πŸ’₯ Dramatic Ending
😭 Emotional
🌺 Friendship Goals

Read Amanda’s review of Firebreak.

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New releases to read in May based on your zodiac sign + a few extra book recs for the Tauruses among us. Enjoy the season, yall! ;



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      1. Ok! Well we can wait for you if you need time to track one down. Let me know if you decide you’d like to join. Also, we do a billion buddy reads and you are welcome on any of them! : )

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