Spring has sprung, and so has a whole new crop of intriguing titles. Here are the books that are on our selectors' radar for May.
Adults - Fiction
Jo Walton presents an interesting premise in My Real Children - the main character, Patricia Cowan is very old and in her ‘confused’ state remembers two different versions of her life.
Walter Mosley's latest, Debbie Doesn't Do it Anymore is not a mystery but the tale of Sandra, former porn star (Debbie Dare), recently widowed and in debt to all the wrong kinds of people.
In Sundance, David Fuller re-imagines the life of Harry Longbaugh, aka the Sundance Kid, who doesn’t die in Bolivia but is released from prison in 1913 to a changed world.
Adults - Nonfiction
If you loved reading about James Bowen's cat Bob, you will most definitely want to follow up with The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Streetwise Cat.
If you've been following the stories about the plundering and theft of art taken during WWII, you might try The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps - The title says it all.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is about an old money family, a private island and a mystery. Cadence, a highly unreliable narrator, is trying to piece together what happened two years ago when she involved in an accident that has left her with terrible headaches and some holes in her memory.
The Thickety by J.A. White contains a forbidden forest, dangerous beasts and a spellbook- all the makings of an exciting fantastical adventure. It's 496 pages full of thrills, plot twists and adventure.