Books of the Month

Looking for the bestsellers? Here’s a link to the official New York Times Bestsellers!

Want to read a bestseller that’s a little more obscure? Try the Indie Bestsellers!

Want our personal recommendations? Here are our Staff Picks! All staff picks are 15% off, but these are our favorites this month.

Dylan’s pick for May is Only Child by Rhiannon Navin. His review: 

Written in the style of Emma Donoghue’s Room (from a six-year-old Zach’s point of view), Only Child portrays the aftermath of a school shooting and its effect on the family construct. Zach displays both childlike naivety and surprisingly adult insight as he struggles to make sense of their family’s loss, the growing wedge between his parents, and the new rush of emotions toward a brother he never realized he would miss so much. Zach becomes the glue that holds them together.

Goodreads Summary of Only Child.



Gabriella’s staff pick for May is Let’s Pretend We Never Met by Melissa Walker. Her review:



This book is a classic case of a girl moving to a new town and discovering that her new friends is a “weird” outcast. Mattie thinks Agnes is cool, she really does, but she has no clue how to handle the ways Agnes is “different”–enthusiastic, honest, anxious, and a hatred of being touched. For a while they manage to be school-only friends, and then things go south for everyone. Mattie has to get up her courage to make things right and get her other friends to see what’s great about the girl she knows.

Goodreads Summary of Let’s Pretend We Never Met.


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If you’re reading along with WCMY, here’s our book for discussion in May!


Goodreads Summary:

The dinosaurs. Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, 200-million-year-long story as never before.

In this captivating narrative (enlivened with more than seventy original illustrations and photographs), Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field—naming fifteen new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork—masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy. Captivating and revelatory, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a book for the ages.