Hey Y’all! April is pretty much over and May is right.there! I can’t believe that we are already in a new month! Time certainly flies (I feel like I say some variation of this every month *shrugs*)!

This is me when I realize that a new month is upon us!

There are so many books coming out this month and I’m so excited for quite a few of them! Before we get into the list, just a request (like in last month’s list) that if you use this list, please be sure to reference this post, thank you and I appreciate chu mucho! I’ve checked some of the titles when I saw some discrepancies but I couldn’t do it for the whole list (a sista gotta adult & ish) so just double check the publisher websites because those will always have the correct dates (as pub dates can be changed at the last minute…*deep sigh*)!

I’m REALLY excited for this month’s releases!

Alright, let’s get to this list!

  • The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton *MG* 5/3
  • The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim 5/3
  • Confessions Of An Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney 5/3
  • Outlaw Saints: Ballad & Dagger by Daniel Jose Older 5/3
  • The Wonders We Seek: Thirty Incredible Muslims Who Helped Shape The World by Saadia Faruqi & Aneesa Mumtaz 5/3
  • Free at Last by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle *PB* 5/3
  • Inheritance A Visual Poem by Elizabeth Acevedo, illus. by Andrea Pippins 5/3
  • Bad Girls by Camila Sosa Villada *adult* 5/3
  • Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado 5/3
  • An Unreliable Magic by Rin Chupeco *sequel* 5/3
  • How to Be the Best Third Wheel by Loridee De Villa 5/3
  • Shine On, Luz Véliz! by Rebecca Balcárcel *MG* 5/3
  • The Blind King’s Wrath by Ashok K. Banker *adult sequel* 5/3
  • Patience Is a Subtle Thief A Novel by Abi Ishola-Ayodeji *New Adult* 5/3
  • Freddie vs. The Family Curse by Tracy Badua *MG* 5/3
  • The Prince of Nowhere by Rochelle Hassan *MG* 5/3
  • Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country by Kelly Yang *PB* 5/3
  • The Stand-In by Lily Chu *adult* 5/3
  • Lia Park and the Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon *MG* 5/3
  • Rima’s Rebellion by Margarita Engle *MG* 5/3
  • By The Book by Jasmine Guillory *adult* 5/3
  • Zachary Ying And The Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao *MG* 5/10
  • The World Belongs To Us by Jacqueline Woodson & Leo Espinosa *PB* 5/10
  • Bright By Jessica Jung *sequel* 5/10
  • JoJo Makoons: Fancy Pants by Dawn Quigley *series* 5/10
  • Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee 5/10
  • Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed 5/10
  • Set On You by Amy Lea *adult* 5/10
  • The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas *adult* 5/10
  • Beauty And The Besharam by Lillie Vale 5/10
  • The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson 5/10
  • Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas *MG* 5/10
  • Layla The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, Jerdine Nolen & Jessica Gibson *PB* 5/10
  • Siren Queen by Nghi Vo *adult* 5/10
  • A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan 5/10
  • Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit by Esau McCaulley *PB* 5/10
  • Nate Plus One by Kevin van Whye 5/10
  • Daddies and Daughters Stick Together by Aissatou Balde; Diariatou Sow *PB* 5/10
  • Morning Sun in Wuhan by Ying Compestine *MG* 5/10
  • Help! I’m Alive by Gurjinder Basran *adult* 5/10
  • No Secrets Allowed by Kana Wu *adult series #2* 5/12
  • Rising Trouble Maker by Luvvie Ajayi Jones 5/17
  • Once Upon A K-Prom by Kat Cho 5/17
  • How to Live Without You by Sarah Everett 5/17
  • The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes 5/17
  • The Emma Project by Sonali Dev *adult series* 5/17
  • Swim Team By Johnnie Christmas *MG* 5/17
  • Caprice by Coe Booth *MG* 5/17
  • Neruda on the Park A Novel by Cleyvis Natera *adult* 5/17
  • Cookies & Milk by Shawn Amos *MG* 5/17
  • Something Happened to My Dad A Story About Immigration and Family Separation by Ann Hazzard & Vivianne Aponte Rivera *PB* 5/17
  • Kiki Kallira Conquers a Curse by Sangu Mandanna *MG Sequel* 5/17
  • In the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo *MG* 5/17
  • The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah 5/17
  • Ma And Me: A Memoir by Putsata Reang *adult* 5/17
  • I Love You More Than… by Taye Diggs & Shane W. Evans *PB* 5/17
  • You Made A Fool Of Death With Your Beauty by akwaeke emezi *adult* 5/24
  • A Proposal They Can’t Refuse by Natalie Cana *adult* 5/24
  • She Sang For India: How M.S.Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice For Change by Suma Subramaniam & Supriya Kelkar *PB* 5/24
  • Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda 5/24
  • Meet Me Halfway by Anika Fajardo *MG* 5/24
  • The Queen Of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes & Vanessa Brantley-Newton *PB* 5/24
  • I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn 5/24
  • Break This House by Candice Iloh 5/24
  • Only On The Weekends by Dean Atta 5/24
  • City Of Orange by David Yoon *adult* 5/24
  • A Game Between Friends by Yahrah St. John *adult romance series* 5/24
  • Boyfriend Lessons by Sophia Singh Sasson *adult series* 5/24
  • Boys Come First by Aaron Foley *adult* 5/31
  • Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle 5/31
  • Together We Burn by Isabel Ibanez 5/31
  • Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit by Jesse Q. Sutanto 5/31
  • Kings Of B’More by R. Eric Thomas 5/31
  • Flip The Script by Lyla Lee 5/31
  • All Signs Point To Yes Anthology edited by G. Haron Davis, Cam Montgomery & Adrianne White 5/31
  • Deep In Providence by Riss Neilson 5/31
  • Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean *sequel* 5/31
  • The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna *sequel* 5/31
  • Must Love Pets: Friends Fur-ever by Saadia Faruqi *MG* 5/31
  • Finding Jupiter By Kelis Rowe 5/31
  • Singing With Elephants by Margarita Engle *MG* 5/31
  • Private Label by Kelly Yang 5/31
  • My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth 5/31
  • A Caribbean Heiress in Paris A Novel by Adriana Herrera *adult* 5/31
  • Rise of the School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani 5/31
  • Black Oak by Harold Green III *adult* 5/31
This is a substantial list y’all!

There are so many books coming out this month and I fear for my bank account…you might be as well for yours or your library holds! Be sure to pace yourself my friend!

There is something about Shah Rukh Khan winking at you that you can’t help but believe that we do!

Like past months, the ARC Gods smiled down on me! I have quite an extensive list of titles and they are!

  • The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton *MG*
  • The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim
  • Confessions Of An Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney
  • Outlaw Saints: Ballad & Dagger by Daniel Jose Older
  • Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado
  • An Unreliable Magic by Rin Chupeco *sequel*
  • Freddie vs. The Family Curse by Tracy Badua *MG*
  • By The Book by Jasmine Guillory *adult*
  • Zachary Ying And The Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao *MG*
  • Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee
  • Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed
  • The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson
  • Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas *MG*
  • Once Upon A K-Prom by Kat Cho
  • The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
  • The Emma Project by Sonali Dev *adult*
  • Swim Team By Johnnie Christmas *MG*
  • A Proposal They Can’t Refuse by Natalie Cana *adult*
  • I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn
  • Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
  • Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit by Jesse Q. Sutanto
  • Flip The Script by Lyla Lee
  • All Signs Point To Yes Anthology edited by G. Haron Davis, Cam Montgomery & Adrianne White
  • Deep In Providence by Riss Neilson
  • The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna *sequel*
  • Finding Jupiter By Kelis Rowe
  • Private Label by Kelly Yang
  • My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth
This is definitely me when I look at the list of ARCs I have to read!

Whew! I’m being kept busy and I’m still more than okay with that! I’ve already started reading this list, so here is what I’ve read so far:

  • The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton *MG*
  • Confessions Of An Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney
  • Outlaw Saints: Ballad & Dagger by Daniel Jose Older
  • An Unreliable Magic by Rin Chupeco *sequel*
  • By The Book by Jasmine Guillory *adult*
  • Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado
  • Currently Reading: The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim

I’ve been enjoying all of these books so far and I know I will continue to…I just have a 6th sense about books, it’s quite uncanny & I intend to keep that sense sharp!

If you are reading this blog, then you know that I know you know I do, lol!

What are some titles that you are excited for (because I know there has to be at least 1 on this list you are itching to read, lol)? Did I miss any titles by Authors Of Color?! Come chat with me cause y’all know I love me some book chats! You can comment here or you can find me out in these e-streets on Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can find me mostly in book centered clubs/rooms (primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also please subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already because it makes me feel like I keep nailing pub month list! Until the next post, I’m sending y’all bookish love & wishing you happy reading!

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I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them! My mission is to amplify their voices and work so this generation and all the others after them will have literature that will reflect them.

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  1. I love this list!! Got a lot of these as physical arcs (some that surprised me because I didn’t request them but I really wanted it lol). I’m excited to review a lot of these and I’m also reading the Noh family and I guess I live here now ☺️.

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