Good morning, Savvy Readers! Can you believe it’s already May? The weather has yet to convince me, but the number of books out this week alone (both adult and YA) is a good indicator that summer (and summer reading!) is on its way. May also means that we’re 1/3rd through our 50 Book Pledge! Sitting at just above 33% of our community goal means we’re right on track. (A reason to celebrate, isn’t it!?)
As always, we love to share what we’re reading with you each month. See below for new books from bestselling authors Kimberly McCreight, Joe Hill and Mhairi McFarlane, plus more! And, as always, tell us what you’re reading on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below.
Happy Spring reading!
Karen is reading The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
This month I’m reading The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight. McCreight is well-known for her suspenseful novels Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her and I’m so delighted that her first novel for young adults is just as thrilling. The Outliers is full of twists and turns – guaranteed to keep you hooked until you reach the final page.
Allie is reading Who’s That Girl by Mhairi McFarlane
Who’s That Girl by Mhairi McFarlane follows Edie after she was caught in a wedding scandal. In order to avoid any conflicts at work, she is sent back to her hometown to help ghostwrite an autobiography for hot young actor Elliot Owen. At times infuriating, at times incredibly lighthearted, Who’s That Girl is a wonderful Spring read!
Cory is reading The Fireman by Joe Hill
This month I’m reading The Fireman. I’ve read all of Joe Hill’s previous books and been suitably enthralled (and a little scared) at all of them. I’ve heard multiple reviewers say this is his best yet so I know I’m in for a treat.
Kaiti is reading The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
What better book to read during the month of Mother’s Day than a story about a woman who re-connects with her Mother by attending her weekly bridge game? Of course, what really convinced me to read this book was the review quote by Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club, who called it “Tuesdays with Morrie, except it takes place on Mondays and has five Morries.” I’m not sure who will love The Bridge Ladies more: me, or my Mom.
Jacob is reading I, Bificus by Bif Naked
This month I’m reading I, Bificus by Bif Naked. I grew up watching Bif Naked on “Much” music countdown, and I found her particular brand of pop/punk to be incredibly catchy. I also had a wonderful time meeting Bif during her launch at the Toronto Public Reference Library—which was fantastic, I was grinning from ear to ear the whole way.
Kate is reading Zoomberry by Dennis Lee
This month (and probably forever) I am reading Zoomberry by Dennis Lee, over and over again, to kids who are mesmerized by the soothing poem and beautiful illustrations of Dusan Petricic. A wizard in the night sky teaches a young boy, who is drifting off to sleep, an enchantment so that he can fly in his dreams. Zoomberry is an soothing bedtime poem about the power of imagination that will send even the most energetic children into a magical dream world.
Suman is reading Ruined by Amy Tintera
I’m reading Ruined by Amy Tintera, a tale of revenge (honestly, so much revenge), adventure and unexpected love. It follows Emelina Flores who sets out to destroy (re: murder) the king responsible for the death of her parents and the destruction of her family’s kingdom. She gets a bit too close to the king’s son, however, and her ice-cold heart begins to soften (a bit). Ruined is an epic, super fast-paced start to a new trilogy that you are 100% going to be obsessed with.
What are you reading this month? Tell us on Twitter @SavvyReader!