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12 Brand-New Books To Read In May

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    May is truly a fantastic month for the readers among us. Climbing temperatures mean it’s the perfect time to reap the rewards of bringing books outdoors. Imagine cracking the spine of a fresh new title while lying in the park. Or consider packing a novel for your upcoming beach weekend.

    Escaping into a book while soaking up some vitamin D can benefit more than just your mind and body. There’s always the bonus possibility that you may spy someone else palming an actual bound piece of writing and spark up a conversation (@hotdudesreading exists for a reason — a handheld screen is really no match when it comes to public displays of bibliophilia).

    Wherever your latest reads take you, we’ve got you covered with another installment of what you should be reading this month. From Southern epics to scintillating mysteries and haunting coming-of-age debuts, we've pulled together 12 incredible titles that should absolutely make your reading list. Without further ado, let's dive into the latest and greatest new books.

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  2. Image: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

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  3. Image: Little, Brown and Company.

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  4. Image: Henry Holt and Co.

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  5. Image: The Dial Press.

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  6. Image: Picador.

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