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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Flavor of the Month: May 2015

Flavor of the Month is a monthly feature here in Books and Insomnia that features new book releases this month.

And it's May! What have you been up to, insomniacs? I wish I could say I've been busy, but I've only read seven books and reviewed three this April. I also got to interview Cindy L. Rodriguez, debut author of When Reason Breaks. (You can read our Q&A here.) And there's still an ongoing giveaway here for a signed hardcover of An Ember in the Ashes. It's open until May 9th so you still have time to enter. ^__^

But enough of this sort of recap. I know you're all excited for the new releases this month so I won't keep you for long. Here they are:

May 2015 New Releases

(Book titles are linked to Goodreads)

May 1st

The Last Summer of Us by Maggie Harcourt

May 2nd

The Merit Birds by Kelley Powell (Review)

May 5th

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Freaks of Nature (The Psion Chronicles #1) by Wendy Brotherlin
Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2) by Amanda Hocking
Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance by Danielle Younge-Ullman
Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold (Broken Hearts & Revenge #2) by Katie Finn
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Tracked by Jenny Martin

May 7th

This is Not a Love Story by Keren David

May 12th

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Adventures in Homicide and Heartbreak (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #4) by Milda Harris
Crow's Rest by Angelica R. Jackson
End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee
Heat of the Moment (Moment of Truth #1) by Lauren Barnholdt
Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius
Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
The Artisans by Julie Reece
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

May 17th

Never Never: Part Two by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher

May 19th

Center Ice (Corrigan Falls Raiders #1) by Cate Cameron
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Dangerous Deception (Dangerous Creatures #2) by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family #1) by Tiffany Schmidt
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash

May 26th

Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han
The Cage (The Cage #1) by Megan Shepherd
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton

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See anything you like? I'm looking forward to A Court of Thorn and Roses, The Fill-In Boyfriend, 5 to 1, Love Fortune and Other Disasters, Anything Could Happen, and Extraordinary Means. How about you? I don't get the chance to read a lot of ARCs, so maybe you'd like to recommend some good May releases? I'm always open to recommendations! ^__^ 

(And to UK friends, congratulations on your new princess! Yay!)

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Julie @ Books and Insomnia

Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!


  1. I really enjoyed When. I hope you do, too! :) Thanks for dropping by, Kay. ^__^

  2. I'm also looking forward to All Fall Down. So excited for all these books! Thanks for dropping by! ^__^

  3. Yay! Thanks for the recommendations, Rachel! And I'm so excited for the debuts, too. :)

  4. There are really a lot of intriguing releases every month, it's hard to catch up! But I'm not complaining because at least there are lots to choose from. :)

  5. It's a work compiling this list but it's worth it. I love seeing the new releases in one page. Hehee.. :) Happy birthday month, Sydney! Thanks for dropping by. :)

  6. I haven't read that series yet but after reading your review of Vision in Silver, I can't wait to get a copy of those books. :)


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