What we are reading in May

This month in books

What we are reading in May

Take a look at what is lined up this month:


A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Another highly anticipated installment in the Court of Thrones and Roses series.


Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall 

The psychological thriller of 2018 - a domestic noir to rival Gone Girl.


The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neil

A rewriting of The Little Mermaid by a bestselling YA author sounds pretty amazing and this edition is to die for.


Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey

The Elizabeth is Missing author is back with her newest book which promises to be another thrilling mystery.


Virgao 40

Celebrate the feminist publisher's 40th Birthday with these beautiful hardback and a special collection of essays from our favourite authors!

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On Chesil Beach - Film Adaptation

Saoirse Ronan stars in the adaptation of Ian MCEwan's 2007 novel.


The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2

The second season of Hulu's brilliant The Handmaid's Tale will be coming to Channel 4 this month. While we don't have a date, we know it will be hitting our screens in the next 30 days so expect an announcement imminently.  


Ellen Orange

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I am a 24 year old Marketing Officer from the North East with a passion for arts and writing. I did a BA in English Literature and an MA in Twentieth and Twenty First Century Literature at Durham University, because I love books and reading! I have experience in writing for a variety of student publications, as well as having contributed to Living North, a regional magazine and Culture magazine, a supplement to regional newspaper, The Journal. I have been part of a Young Journalists scheme writing for NewcastleGateshead's Juice Festival, a young people's arts and culture festival, and have since become a Team Juice member. As well as reading and writing, I love theatre, photography and crafts.

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