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May ‘17 TBR List

Get the scoop on what we're reading this month!

May ‘17 TBR List

Tis the season for summer reads, and publishers are filling our beach bags with swoon, intrigue and all manner of escapes, not to mention a mother lode of big name authors (like, seriously, so many of our favorites, including Resident FYA Dude Brian!).

So grab a margarita, take a tour of our stacks below and then hit us up with your own TBR list in the comments!


Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Turn-ons: Julie Murphy, exploring sexual identity, Southern beach town

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Turn-ons: Jennifer E. Smith, winning the lottery, swoon


Meet Winchester, joining Lula on our canine team of book models.

The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo
Turn-ons: Playing a "character" at a theme park, finding yourself, summer jobs

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
Turn-ons: Teenage secret agents, (hopefully) turning the love triangle trope into something completely different

Mandy C.

Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott
Turn-ons: A "girls' home in secluded West Texas," superpowers (?), "the mysterious boy living in the basement"

Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
Turn-ons: Literal bastards, magic, rebellion

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renée Ahdieh
Turn-ons: Mulan-inspired, samurai, gender-bending, "a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan"

Hunted by Megan Spooner
Turn-ons: Beauty and the Beast retelling, a girl who would rather hunt than "make idle chatter with vapid baronesses"

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland and Hilary Sycamore
Turn-ons: Graphic novel, mysterious closed city, daring explorers

The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy #1) by Erin Beaty*
Turn-ons: "An obstinate girl who will not be married," matchmaking spies

The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1) by Laurie Forest*
Turn-ons: Witches, boarding schools, an "unlikely band of misfits"

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Turn-ons: RHYSAND, THE NIGHT COURT, Feyre being a sneaky sneak

*We are aware of the controversy surrounding these titles and the themes between their covers. It's my hope that by reading and reviewing, I'll be able to present a safe space in which to discuss all sides of the issues and the stories in general.


The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Turn-ons: Summer camp, described as "Saved meets Jellicoe Road"

And We're Off by Dana Schwartz
Turn-ons: Road trips, Europe, Gilmore Girls-style mother/daughter dynamics

Someone Else's Summer by Rachel Bateman
Turn-ons: Bucket lists, road trips, the boy next door

Mandy W.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Turn-ons: Swoon, THE END SOB

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
Turn-ons: Swoon, romance hijinks, K Dramas

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Turn-ons: Swoon, opposites attract, summer camp


Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
Turn-ons: HOLY SHIT A NEW MEGAN WHALEN TURNER BOOK, court intrigue, political machinations, and a new main character

Deacon Locke Went To Prom by Brian Katcher
Turn-ons: Viral internet fame, prom with grandma, gloriously dry Katcher hero

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein
Turn-ons: Code Name Verity prequel, historical fiction, Scottish Travellers, historic mystery, Scotland

A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Turn-ons: Magical realism, ghosts, family history, major swoon


The Warden's Daughter by Jerry Spinneli
Turn-ons: 1950s, jailhouse drama

Nil by Lynne Matson
Turn-ons: Uncharted desert isle, Twilight Zone plot

Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).