April of 2022 is already over and so far this year managed to offer some of the best debuts, books, genres, and topics. In this article, we are going to read about the 10 most anticipated books of May 2022, so in case your list of to-read is empty, we are here to help. Spend the most of your time reading, staying productive, keeping yourself hydrated, and taking care of your mental health.
10 Most Anticipated Books of May 2022:
- Homesickness – Colin Barrett (May 3)
- Travels with Trilobites – Andy Secher (May 3)
- Trust – Hernan Diaz (May 3)
- Remarkably Bright Creatures – Shelby Van Pelt (May 3)
- The Last Days of Roger Federer – Geoff Dyer (May 3)
- The Garden of Broken Things – Francesca Momplaisir (May 10)
- Time Shelter – Georgi Gospodinov (May 10)
- The Mysterious Romance of Murder – David Lehman (May 15)
- The Uncollected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick – Elizabeth Hardwick (May 24)
- Queens of the Wild – Ronald Hutton (May 31)
Homesickness – Colin Barrett (May 3)
Colin Barrett is one of the finest short stories of the present time. We get to meet eight characters and all of them are suffering in some or the other way. The best part about this is, that it does not end with a happy ending, slamming, life-changing conclusion, and no neatly tied packages. What we encounter are the scenes of the working class populace struggling to maintain a life that did not turn out as per plan.
Travels with Trilobites – Andy Secher (May 3)
This book by Andy Stecher is an informative text that amateurs and experts both are bound to enjoy. It looks profoundly at the world’s most renowned marine arthropod. It provides numerous details and answers several questions about this species. There has to be something about this class (trilobita) that they survived on the earth for over half a billion years, considers a great fossil for the exoskeleton, and it is kept in three-dimensional smudges whereas soft body animals are kept in one-dimensional smudges. Stecher did not a leave a stone unturned about the details of trilobite.
Trust – Hernan Diaz (May 3)
Even though the noise and roar of NY, everyone has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask in the 1920s. Benjamin is a renowned Wall Street tycoon and Helen is the brilliant daughter of unconventional aristocrats. They have reached the peak of seemingly endless wealth. When you get the success you get a lot of rumours too. So, now the question is at what cost have they acquired their enormous fortune?
Remarkably Bright Creatures – Shelby Van Pelt (May 3)
After the demise of her husband, Tova Sullivan began working the night shift at Sowell Bay Aquarium, tidying up and mopping floors. She keeps herself busy to cope with all the miseries in her life. It started when her 18-year-old son Erik enigmatically disappeared on a boat over 30 years ago. Tova forms a friendship with Marcellus, a giant pacific octopus. Now Marcellus will find out what happened to Tova’s son before it is too late.
The Last Days of Roger Federer – Geoff Dyer (May 3)
Geoff Dyer has an astonishing power of retention. This compilation of essays talks about the notion of mortality, of the ending, creating things that stay, and the twilight years of greatness. It is written almost in the manner of a stream of consciousness and it is a great read.
The Garden of Broken Things – Francesca Momplaisir (May 10)
Genevieve is a single mother. In 2010 she flies to Port-au-Prince with her teen son Miles. The trip was meant to be an opportunity for Miles to gain knowledge about their family’s roots while coping with the fact of his father’s departure. This trip is also an excuse to stay away from NYC, where she has to suffer the thoughts of her failed marriage and the everyday pressure of raising a Black kid in America. But what will happen when a devastating earthquake will rock the country?
Time Shelter – Georgi Gospodinov (May 10)
In Time Shelter, a mysterious man named Gaustine opens a ‘clinic for the past’ that provides hopeful treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers. Each floor of this clinic produces a decade in very precise detail. Gaustine’s unnamed assistant/narrator is asked to collect the jetsam and flotsam of the past – starting from 1960s furniture, 1940s shirt buttons and even afternoon light. But, as the rooms started to become more convincing, the healthy people seek out Gaustine’s clinic as time shelter.
The Mysterious Romance of Murder – David Lehman (May 15)
The Mysterious Romance of Murder should be in your go-to recommendation list of murder mystery-Esque movies and books to sit in your living room and amuse your close ones and friends. It is an amazing blend of what humans love the most about murder mysteries. I mean, there should be a reason why we keep going back to Agatha Christie. The book has separate sections and the author talks about them with a lot of details and information. If you are one of those lovers of murder mysteries or crime thrillers you must read this book.
The Uncollected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick – Elizabeth Hardwick (May 24)
The 35 pieces of essays that Alex Andriesse has gathered in this collection make it transparent that Elizabeth Hardwick’s power reached beyond literary criticism, encompassing a sea of subjects from NY to Faye Dunaway, from Parsifal to Da Vinci’s inventions. In these essays, we can see her passion for places, people, and politics, her ability to write and her perspective on feminism.
Queens of the Wild – Ronald Hutton (May 31)
Ronald Hutton’s Queens of the Wild concentrates on the history of deities and figures like that in Christian Europe. He draws information from various subjects literature, history, archaeology, and anthropology and explains how the fairy queen, witches, hags, and the Green Man all came to be, and how their notions changed over the years.
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