ANTICIPATED MAY 2020 RELEASES

Each month, we’ll be putting together a list of our top most anticipated releases; from romance, to sci-fi, to fantasy, and everything in between. These releases might be ones we’re counting down the days for or ones we’ve already read and want you to read (and love!), too.

What you do need to bear in mind is that living on different continents we have different release dates. So as a general rule there might be some repeats from one month to the next.. it’s not that we’re just being weird. Though we can’t dismiss that totally out of turn.


For May, our hotly anticipated titles, in chronological order, are :


NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Wells is the fifth book, but first full-length release, in this series about an AI who calls themselves Murderbot and, somehow, despite how they would rather just watch soap operas, has to constantly save a bunch of humans. Woe. Not much time to catch up in the first four novellas but, being novellas, you can definitely crush them quickly. Then get your hands on Moar Murderbot on May 5, 2020.

AURORA BURNING by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is the sequel to this duo’s newest series, following AURORA RISING, and the squad of misfits that, somehow, have to save the galaxy. Find out how that goes for them on May 5, 2020.

CLAP WHEN YOU LAND by Elizabeth Acevedo is a story of two girls approaching adulthood, in two different places and cultures. They are brought together by a plane crash and much more that they have in common. With Acevedo’s amazing prose, this is one you cannot miss and it’s out on May 5, 2020.

THE GRAVITY OF US by Phil Stamper is a coming of age YA in the backdrop of two teens who’s parents are involved in a mission to Mars. This LGBTQ+ romance sounds so good and it releases (in the UK) on May 14, 2020.

BEACH READ by Emily Henry, a story about two authors from very different genres struggling with writers block, has been getting so much buzz (and rightly so!). You’ll definitely want to get your hands on this funny, emotional, delightful, romance; and you can do so on May 19, 2020. This is out in July for the UK.

HIDEAWAY by Nora Roberts is a romantic suspense with a main character who is a survivor of a kidnapping. Her adulthood and childhood begin to catch up with each other in this book that sounds absolutely gripping. HIDEAWAY releases on May 30, 2020.


What titles are you looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below!

9 thoughts on “ANTICIPATED MAY 2020 RELEASES”

  1. I need to catch up with the Murderbot Diaries, so I can get to NETWORK EFFECT. I hear the audiobooks are really great. And I got my eyes on AURORA BURNING and CLAP WHEN YOU LAND. Btw loved HIDEAWAY – what’s not to love – it’s a new NR book. 😀

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