Upcoming May Reads

Happy May to all! Summer is right around the corner and the weather is warm and sunny. Reserve these online at www.livingstonlibrary.org or via https://ebccls.overdrive.com.

The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews

Contemporary Fiction

May 4

After her sister is murdered, Letty Carnahan goes on the run with her 4-year-old niece to Florida’s Gulf Coast where she is taken in by a hotel owner and her cynical son, a police detective, who believes she is a danger to them all.

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon


May 4

Fleeing from the strict religious compound where she was raised, Vern, in the safety of the forest, gives birth to twins, and to keep her small family safe, unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of.

Tiny Tales by Alexander McCall Smith

Short Stories

May 4

The beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency offers a collection of very short fiction and comics that celebrate the joy and absurdity of the human experience.

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Science Fiction

May 4

The sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission to save both humanity and the earth, Ryland Grace is hurtled into the depths of space when he must conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams


May 11

Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery Keene, now the legal guardian of power of attorney for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, must unravel the clues he left behind in regards to a dangerous conspiracy that has infiltrated the highest power corridors of Washington.

Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger


May 11

When her husband is arrested in an Ivy League admissions sting, jeopardizing everything she worked so hard for, Peyton, co-anchor of a hit morning show, soon discovers that this is not the worst of it as dark secrets in their posh world come to light.

Freedom by Sebastian Junger 

Social Science

May 18

Intricately crafted and thought-provoking, the author, ruminating on the concept of freedom, shares his journey walking the railroad lines of the east coast with three friends as an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence.

My Remarkable Journey by Katherine Johnson


May 25

In this extraordinary memoir, the woman at the heart of the smash New York Times best-seller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures shares her personal journey from child prodigy in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia to NASA human computer.

Happy Reading!

-Katie Neylan, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions

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