May 2021 Book Releases


Cover of “The Things We Don’t See” by Savannah Brown. Photo by Goodreads.

Tina Enright, Staff Writer

Hey, Royals! The end of the school year is fast approaching, which means that there will soon be more time for all the book-lovers to read. If you aren’t sure what to read, no fear! I have compiled a short list of some new May 2021 book releases for you.

The Things We Don’t See: by Savannah Brown

Synopsis: “Over thirty years ago, young and promising singer Roxy Raines disappeared. The people of her hometown, the tiny island resort of Sandown, are reluctant to talk about it, proclaiming Roxy as a runaway. Seventeen-year-old Mona Perry is convinced there’s something more sinister at play. Armed only with a suitcase and a microphone – to record her findings for her podcast’s listeners – this runaway teenager has one summer to get to the bottom of the disappearance” (Goodreads).

Project Hail Mary: by Andy Weir

Synopsis: “The only hope for humanity rests with Dr. Ryland Grace — if only he could remember his mission. Andy Weir, the bestselling author of “The Martian”  delivers another perfect science-based thriller with “Project Hail Mary” , a tale of impending catastrophe, survival and interstellar adventure” (Goodreads).

The cover of “Billie Eilish” by Billie Eilish. Photo by Goodreads

Billie Eilish: by Billie Eilish

Synopsis: “A look inside the life of Billie Eilish as told by the superstar herself with a treasure trove of photographs. Up until now, Eilish has been very guarded about her personal life. Her decision to reveal the most intimate details and allow the public to see her in her most private moments through her words and amazing photos will be eye-opening to all her followers who think they know the real Billie Eilish. Here, she captures raw moments before, during and after her concerts as well as during the creative process” (Goodreads).

The Hour of the Witch: by Chris Bohjalian

“Seventeenth-century New England was not a safe place, especially for women. Any small action outside of being a “good wife” had the potential to spurn allegations of witchcraft, so what was a woman to do if she found herself in a marriage marked by cruelty and domestic abuse? Chris Bohjalian’s latest thriller feels incredibly timely despite the historical setting, full of twists and the impossible and sometimes terrifying choices women must face in the pursuit of safety” (Goodreads). I read somewhere to imagine that “The Crucible” meets “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

There aren’t a ton of new book releases coming this month, but these few sound interesting. I hope you enjoy!