A little later than usual, here’s my round-up of new releases for the month of May! 46 new titles to tempt your TBR with. What books are you most looking forward to in May?

As always, dates mostly refer to UK print editions, and so books may already be out in different formats or territories. Links go to Goodreads and * indicates I’ve received a review copy from the publisher.


Dragonfall by L.R. Lam (Hodderscape)

Spring’s Arcana by Lilith Saintcrow (e) (Tor)


Liar’s Beach by Katie Cotugno (Penguin)

Termush by Sven Holm (Faber)

Warrior Girl Unearthed (Rock the Boat)

The Lesbiana’s Guide To Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (Faber)

Taking Flight: The Evolutionary Story of Life on the Wing by Lev Parikian (Elliott & Thompson)

Patricia Wants to Cuddle by Samantha Allen (Faber)

Cry of the Wild by Charles Foster (Doubleday)

The Isles of the Gods by Amie Kaufman (Rock the Boat)

The Story of the Brain in 10½ Cells by Richard Wingate (Wellcome Collection)


To Shape a Dragon’s Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose (Del Rey)

Even If Everything Ends by Jens Liljestrand (e) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison  (Titan)


Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman (Tor)*

The Orchid Outlaw by Ben Jacob (John Murray)

Away With Words by Sophie Cameron (Little Tiger)

Verge by Nadia Attia (Serpent’s Tale)

The Hummingbird Killer by Finn Longman  (Simon & Schuster)

Gwen and Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher (Bloomsbury)

The Last Passenger by Will Dean (Hodder & Stoughton)

The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst (HarperTeen)

Broken Light by Joanne Harris (Orion)

Whether Violent or Natural by Natasha Calder (Bloomsbury)

The Ghost Theatre by Mat Osman (Bloomsbury)

The Curse of Saints by Kate Dramis (Michael Joseph)

The Cassandra Complex by Holly Smale (Century)


The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw (Titan)


Court of the Undying Seasons by A.M. Strickland (Hodder & Stoughton)

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren (Piatkus)


Mother Sea by Lorraine Wilson (Fairlight Books)

The Rooster House: A Ukrainian Family Memoir by Victoria Belim (Virago)

Titanium Noir by Nick Harkaway (Corsair)

The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older (Tor)


The Poisoner’s Ring by Kelley Armstrong

On the Nature of Magic by Marian Womack (Titan)


More Perfect by Temi Oh (Simon & Schuster)

Perilous Times by Thomas D. Lee (Orbit)

The Battle Drum by Saara El-Arifi (HarperVoyager)

Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee (Macmillan)

Airside by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

A Curse of Salt by Sarah Street (Hodder)

Children of the Sun by Beth Lewis (Hodder & Stoughton)

The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O’Keefe (Orbit)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang (The Borough Press)


The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies by Alison Goodman (Piatkus)