Read This Next! Books to Keep an Eye Out For in May

Read This Next! is meant to be a list of buzz-worthy books, and that is especially true of the May Adult list, where some of the books have not just several, but over a dozen VERY enthusiastic reviews.

What SIBA Booksellers have to say:

Exhibit: A Novel by R. O. Kwon
Sexy sentences, startling images, complicated characters and unexpected moments of tenderness flesh out Kwon's impressionistic peek inside the art world and the people who inhabit it.
– Rachel Knox Tombolo Books St. Petersburg, Florida

Cactus Country: A Boyhood Memoir by Zoë Bossiere
A lucid and tender coming of age memoir of class and gender expression. With an enjoyable ease, Zoë Bossiere vividly paints the Tucson desert, the colorful residents of the trailer park which gives the memoir its title, and the search for understanding and acceptance.
– Luis Correa Avid Bookshop Athens, Georgia

Swiped: A Novel by L.M. Chilton
Swiped is a delightful Rom-Com-Murder Mystery. I thought I had this one figured out at least three different times, but boy was I wrong.
– Nancy McFarlane Fiction Addiction Greenville, South Carolina

The Ministry of Time: A Novel by Kaliane Bradley
Bureaucracy meets time travel in Kaliane Bradley’s brilliantly imagined and hugely entertaining debut novel. What starts out being quite lighthearted fun - as the expats grapple with such modern concepts as Spotify, germ theory, online dating and feminism - gains depth to become a commentary on colonialism and power.
– Jude Burke-Lewis Square Books Oxford, Mississippi

Sipsworth by Simon Van Booy
This is such a loving, moving story told with such skill and heart, i can’t wait to reread this tiny tale perhaps many times. Anyone who reads it will never look at a mouse or an octogenarian the same way.
– Nancy Pierce Bookmiser, Inc. Marietta, Georgia

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Exhibit: A Novel By R. O. Kwon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593190029
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2024

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2024 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE MILLIONS, BUSTLE, BOOK RIOT, TODAY.COM, MS. MAGAZINE, THE RUMPUS, LITERARY HUB, AUTOSTRADDLE, LGBTQ READS, BIBLIO LIFESTYLE, AND GOOP! 


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Cactus Country: A Boyhood Memoir By Zoë Bossiere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419773181
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Published: Abrams Press - May 21st, 2024

A striking literary memoir of genderfluidity, class, masculinity, and the American Southwest that captures the author’s experience coming of age in a Tucson, Arizona, trailer park.
 
Newly arrived in the Sonoran Desert, eleven-year-old Zoë’s world is one of giant beetles, thundering javelinas, and gnarled paloverde trees.


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Swiped: A Novel By L.M. Chilton Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668045701
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 21st, 2024

“As if Bridget Jones found herself in a Scream film.


The Ministry of Time: A Novel By Kaliane Bradley Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668045145
Availability: Backordered
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2024

“If youre a fan of Outlander, spy novels, time travel books, or just really innovative and fun storytelling, The Ministry of Time is definitely for you.” —Town & Country, 45 Must-Read Books of Spring 2024

Part time travel romance, part spy thriller and 100% “multi-faceted joyride&


Sipsworth By Simon Van Booy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781567927948
Availability: Backordered
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - May 7th, 2024

Over the course of two weeks in a small English town, a reclusive widow discovers an unexpected reason to live.