All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in May

If you asked us to stack this month’s genre-bending releases in the order you should read them … it’d be impossible. We’d be sitting here forever, trapped under the weight of an impossible task. Should you start with Melissa Broder’s merman novel? One of several intriguing story collections? A nonfiction book about geek culture, or one about the military science of Star Wars? Bethany C. Morrow’s debut, Mem? A new Stephen King novel? Or maybe Nikhil Singh’s Taty Went West?

You tell us: Which first?

Keep track of all the new releases here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.



Hell! No Saints in Paradise—A.K. Asif (May 1, HarperCollins)
2050, New York. In the aftermath of a grueling spiritual cleansing quest, Ismael, a Pakistani-American student, enters into an alliance with spiritual beings who send him on a perilous ...