Bookish Happenings in May 2018

Hi all! This is a new monthly feature I want to add to my blog. I’ll try it out and see if it works. 🙂 Basically I’m going to try to contain any awesome bookish news such as new releases, movie releases related to books, and events. Obviously I’m not going to be able to cover everything, but if your reading palate is similar to mine, then hopefully you’ll find this information useful.

Release dates are for the book/movie in the United States, so it may not be accurate if you’re living in another country.

Links to Amazon are affiliate links, other links are just for your convenience. 🙂

Movie Releases

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May 18 – On Chesil Beach
May 18 – Book Club
May 18 – Deadpool 2
May 25 – Mary Shelley

Book Releases

May 1

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt
Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (Book 3 in the Trials of Apollo series)
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sara J. Maas (Book 3.1 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series) (preorder swag details here)
Outcast by Taran Matharu (Book 4 in the Summoner series) (preorder swag details here)
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck
When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker


May 8

The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith (pre-order swag details here)
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Whatshisface by Gordan Korman


May 13

How to Marry a Werewolf by Gail Carriger

May 15

All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor
In His Image by Jen Wilkin
My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
Yumi by Renee Adieh (Book 1.75 in the Flame in the Mist series)


May 22

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon (preorder swag details here)
Fury Born by Claire Legrand (preorder swag details here)


May 29

Ella by Sarah Price (Book 2 in the Amish Fairytale series)
Legendary by Stephanie Garber (Book 2 in the Caraval series) (preorder swag details here)
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (preorder swag details here)



April 30-May 5 – Children’s Book Week
May 1 – Mother Goose Day
May 2 – Harry Potter Day (Anniversary of Battle of Hogwarts)
May 3-6 – Festival of Literary Diversity (Brampton, ON)
May 3-6 – Greater St. Louis Book Fair (Maryland Heights, MO)
May 5 – Madtown Author Daze (Madison, WI)
May 5 – Yallwest Book Festival (Santa Monica, CA)
May 5 – Free Comic Book Day
May 11-17 – Reading is Fun Week
May 12 – Limerick Day
May 15 – May 20 RT Booklover’s Convention (Reno, NV)
May 19 – Gaithersburg Book Festival (Gaithersburg, MD)
May 19 – Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest (Rochester, NY)
May 20 – Books in Bloom Literary Festival (Eureka Springs, AR)
May 21 – National Readathon Day
May 25 – Towel Day (In celebration of Douglas Adams, author of Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
May 25-28 – BayCon (Fantasy and science fiction convention) (San Mateo, CA)
May 30-June 1 Book Expo America (New York City, NY)

Let me know if you go to any of these events, I’d love to hear about them! Also let me know what you think of this feature – is this something you want to see in the future?

❤ Annette

bookish happeningsmay 2018

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