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15 Engaging May 2021 Book Releases For Spring

What are the most exciting upcoming May 2021 book releases to read? We are sharing May’s hot new books to look out for this spring.

Like winter’s newest books, I may have exerted a little too much enthusiasm for the May 2021 book releases. I wanted them all. May’s upcoming books look so good.

Women trading in their egg business for booze? Historical fiction based on women’s friendships and courage? A cocktail recipe and history book that talks about the birth of my favorite drink? Gahh!

How about a Women in Translation novel compared to The Vegetarian? Or, the most-anticipated WW2 authors with newly released titles?

So, what upcoming May 2021 book releases are already in our reading pile? Which books releasing this May do we think our readers will love?

Travel around the world and back in time with some of the most anticipated books this spring. Let’s get started!

Don’t forget to visit our Master List Of New 2021 Book Releases.

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Never be late to the party again with these upcoming May 2021 book releases.

A few easy ways to grab these May books:

  • Audible Plus: From Amazon, listen to Amazon Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks. They add new titles every week.
  • Book of the Month: Get the month’s hottest new and upcoming titles from Book of the Month. You might snag an early release or debut author. Along with selecting a book a month, find terrific add-ons, both trendy and lesser-known titles.
  • Amazon Prime Video – Stream thousands of ad-free movies and TV series on demand with Prime Video.
  • Express VPN – Using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) allows you to view movies worldwide – and they help keep your information safe. Our writers couldn’t have such diverse film reviews without using a VPN.

Upcoming May 2021 Book Releases

What are the most anticipated upcoming May 2021 book releases? Uncover some of the best new books publishing in May.

*Books marked with an asterisk next to the publication date are upcoming May 2021 book releases and ARCs that we requested in exchange for a fair and honest review or were freely gifted/offered by the author or publisher. Please know that dates of publication are subject to change.

Head over to June’s Most Anticipated Books next.

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Which May 2021 book releases are you eyeing?

What new May books are you most excited for? What are you reading? Let us know in the comments!

Where To Head Next:

Most-Anticipated 2021 Book Releases
Top 2021 World War 2 Books

New Books By Month:

June’s Upcoming Titles Just In Time For Summer
April 2021 Books To Read
New Books Coming In March
February’s Hottest New Books
January 2021’s Book Releases
Best Books Of 2020 You Might Have Missed

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Christine Frascarelli

Christine (she/her) is the owner, lead editor, and tipsy book sommelier of The Uncorked Librarian LLC, an online literary publication showcasing books and movies to inspire travel and home to the famed Uncorked Reading Challenge.

With a BA in English & History from Smith College, an MLIS from USF-Tampa, and a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship in Christine's back pocket, there isn't a bookstore, library, or winery that can hide from her. Christine loves brewery yoga, adopting all of the kitties, and a glass of oaked Chardonnay. Charcuterie is her favorite food group.


Sunday 18th of April 2021

AAAA! I read The Hunting Wives as my Book of the Month, and it was FANTASTIC! There were definitely some uncomfortable parts that were hard to get through, but those aside, the book was fast-paced and kept me guessing the whole way through! I ended up guessing the ending as a joke, because there was NO WAY, but that book'll leave you surprised the whole way through!!

I'm really excited for Project Hail Mary and The Bookshop of Second Chances. They also seem really like books you wouldn't be able to put down!


Monday 19th of April 2021

I can't wait to read The Hunting Wives. That was my dad's pick. I just finished Arsenic and Adobo, which was a sweet cozy mystery and a tad predictable.